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Unexpected things that washed up on beaches

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches

Sneakers

Like in the case of the rubber ducks found on a beach, some Nike sneakers were found on different beaches around the world. The amazing thing was that even after 3 years of floating in the ocean, they were still wearable after they were found.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Bananas

In 2007, the residents of two Dutch North Sea islands found thousands of unripe bananas swept to their shores. They came from a container which fell off a cargo ship during a storm.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Doritos

In 2006, thousands of packages of Dorito chips were found on a beach in North Carolina. The shores were cleaned up fast by people who came to pick up the free chips with bags.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Huge eyeball

In 2012, a baseball-sized eyeball was found on a beach in Florida. Scientists identified the eyeball as belonging to a large swordfish.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Lego man

An 8 foot tall lego man appeared on 4 different beaches in the Netherlands, U.K. and U.S. In each of the cases it had printed on his torso the eerie message “No real than you are.”

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Severed feet

Since 2007, more than ten shoes containing severed feet were found on the shores in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. Not all of them were identifiable and it is believed that some of them might belong to vicitims of Asian Tsunami of 2004.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches The Montauk monster

This famous discovery on a beach in New York remained the subject of controversy ever since it was found in 2008. Despite all the rumours about monster sea creatures, scientists explained that it was most likely a decomposed racoon.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Rubber ducks

One of the cutest things lost by a cargo ship and washed onto the beach were thousands of rubber ducks and other bath toys. Although they might be considered pollutants, they gave scientists an opportunity to study the ocean as some of these ducks have been found in different far off places.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Dead birds

Thousands of dead birds were found on a beach in Canada. Apparently they had died because of botulism which has been on the rise due to the gradual warming of waters and higher levels of bacteria.

Unexpected things that washed up on beaches Sports flyswatters

In 2012, the residents of Kodiak, Alaska, found dozens of sports-themed fly swatters that were washed up onto their beach. At first they thought they were debris from the previous year’s tsunami, but in fact they came from a cargo ship which lost several containers.

 

 

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