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  1. Lego Pieces Washing Up on Cornwall Beach

    Beachcombers in Cornwall, England enjoy a more interesting haul than most, thanks to a rogue wave that tipped 4,756,940 Lego pieces into the ocean back in 1997. The stricken cargo ship thankfully righted itself, but tons of tiny plastic spear guns, scuba tanks, flippers and octopuses were lost at sea. The story exemplifies the enduring mystery of global tides: Marine debris can travel up to 62,000 miles in 17 years, but Cornwall remains the only locale awash in Lego flotsam.

    BBC, Quartz

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