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Carotio
06-28-2007, 03:53 AM
This is a link to an article on a Danish newspapers website, and yes, sorry, it's in Danish, but you can look on the picture, and I'll summurize the most important!

http://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/videnskab_og_teknik/article313672.ece

During a storm in 1992, a Chinese cargo vessel lost a container with bathing toys such as yellow bathing ducks in the southern Pacific!
About 29,000 surfaced, and from which 19,000 went to the south towards Australia, Indonesia and South America. 10,000 went to the north and passed Hawaii and through the Bering strait into the north pole, where they were frozen in the ice for three years. The ice carried them eastwards around Greenland, where they slowly were released by the ice and drifted into the Gulfstream, and as such they will in the coming years run ashore on the British isles, Western Europe and in Scandinavia.
During this trip the colour has slowly faded from yellow to white. And they are all marked 'The First Years'. Normally, I wouldn't pick up such as thing on the beach, if I found it, but now knowing their story, it would be an interesting object to own, if found...

Interesting and cute little story, don't you think?

Carotio
06-28-2007, 03:53 AM
This is a link to an article on a Danish newspapers website, and yes, sorry, it's in Danish, but you can look on the picture, and I'll summurize the most important!

http://ekstrabladet.dk/nyheder/videnskab_og_teknik/article313672.ece

During a storm in 1992, a Chinese cargo vessel lost a container with bathing toys such as yellow bathing ducks in the southern Pacific!
About 29,000 surfaced, and from which 19,000 went to the south towards Australia, Indonesia and South America. 10,000 went to the north and passed Hawaii and through the Bering strait into the north pole, where they were frozen in the ice for three years. The ice carried them eastwards around Greenland, where they slowly were released by the ice and drifted into the Gulfstream, and as such they will in the coming years run ashore on the British isles, Western Europe and in Scandinavia.
During this trip the colour has slowly faded from yellow to white. And they are all marked 'The First Years'. Normally, I wouldn't pick up such as thing on the beach, if I found it, but now knowing their story, it would be an interesting object to own, if found...

Interesting and cute little story, don't you think?

Celeon999
06-28-2007, 03:59 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Now THATS cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

AbleMaster
06-28-2007, 06:12 AM
Ive heard of this some where before, they sure get around dont they, nice story. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

danurve
06-28-2007, 08:22 AM
Interesting and humorous in a way.
Sooner or later you'll probably find one on E-bay http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

Starforce3
06-28-2007, 08:09 PM
19000 yellow ducks...that musta been interesting for kids on auzzie beaches..Krickey!

tuddley3
06-29-2007, 09:50 PM
Thanks for sharing that Carotio, very amuzing.