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Legos washing up on English beaches

BBC reports a container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall, England, in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today.

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  1. Tracey Willaims who collects the Lego pieces ...
    Tracey Willaims who collects the Lego pieces ...
  2. Tracey Willaims who collects the Lego pieces said "The ship's manifest - a detailed list of everything in the containers - shows a whole range of Lego items, not all sea-themed were bound for New York. Read the whole story from the BBC.

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  4. Tracey has started a Facebook page to keep track of Lego pieces have been found.
  5. "I only know of three octopuses being found, and one was by me, in a cave in Challaborough." Tracey told the BBC.

  6. A quirk of fate meant many of the Lego items ...
    A quirk of fate meant many of the Lego items ...
  7. A quirk of fate meant many of the Lego items were nautical-themed, so miniature cutlasses, flippers, spear guns, seagrass and scuba gear started washing up!

  8. Tracey says she recently received an email from
    Tracey says she recently received an email from
  9. Tracey says she recently received an email from someone in Melbourne, Australia who found a flipper which they think could be from the Tokio Express spillage.

  10. "There's stories of kids in the late 1990s ...
    "There's stories of kids in the late 1990s ...
  11. "There's stories of kids in the late 1990s having buckets of dragons on the beach, selling them," says Tracey, who lives in Newquay.

  12. This is one of 353,264 plastic daisies dropped ...
    This is one of 353,264 plastic daisies dropped ...
  13. This is one of 353,264 plastic daisies dropped into the sea on 13 February 1997, when the container ship Tokio Express was hit by a huge wave.

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