Rubber ducky, you’re the one (of 29,000)

Floatees map @ Strange Maps

During a storm in the North Pacific in 1992, twelve 40-foot containers were washed off of a Chinese cargo ship.  One of them was filled with 29,000 plastic bath toys, or “Friendly Floatees”, which were released into the Pacific Ocean.  Two oceanographers tracked the toys and accurately predicted where and when they would begin washing ashore.

(via Strange Maps)

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