Personal ponderings from a natural night-owl!

Duck, Duck Loose

Strange Maps is one of the 33 blogs I follow (it’s not as hard or time consuming as it sounds with Google Reader on my protopage!). This post there a few days ago really caught my attention and imagination!

In January of 2002 29,000 plastic bath toys washed overboard en route from China to the US. Their journey has revealed duckloads of information about ocean currents to scientists, largely because they are made of durable plastic, watertight, and much more likely to be reported when seen.

It’s taken 15 years, but the ducks are now predicted to reach the shores of Britain this summer. Now stop and think about that for a minute. Ducks lost in the PACIFIC OCEAN are about to reach Britain, in the ATLANTIC OCEAN! Their journey has included a five year freeze in arctic ice, moving a mile a year through the Bering Strait before thawing and resuming their watery trek toward Britain. There’s another article here about their predicted landing.

Sometimes truth IS stranger than fiction!

Comments on: "Duck, Duck Loose" (6)

  1. That is hysterical! I can’t believe they made it through 15 years.

  2. This is crazy! Are you sure this isn’t a hoax? If not, this is really amazing!!!

  3. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Sidepiece.

  4. Girlfriend, you need more content! :-)

  5. Hey Debbie, Hope you are just taking some time off and that everything is okay!

  6. Julie and Selena – All is well. Have been waiting for the “relaxing summer” I expected back in June to start – and I *think* it’s finally here! Thanks for keeping an eye on Midnight Musings. I fell off the wagon for a while commenting on other blogs, but I’m back now. Happy summer!

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