July 21, 2014

"These days the holy grail is an octopus or a dragon. I only know of three octopuses being found..."

"... and one was by me, in a cave in Challaborough, Devon. It's quite competitive. If you heard that your neighbour had found a green dragon, you'd want to go out and find one yourself."

5 comments:

MadisonMan said...

I did not guess the subject of the article from the tag line you quoted.

I thought this was really interesting. My kids love Legos -- I played with a lot as a kid too. Beachcombing is a fun activity -- you never know what the sea will toss your way.

Sam L. said...

Nike shoes used to wash up on west coast beaches.

ken in sc said...

When I visited Corregidor Island in Manila Bay, one side of the island was about three feet deep in flip-flops, which I assume floated over from Manila.

Julie C said...

I still find those damn Harry Potter Lego pieces in the house despite the fact that one of my kids just graduated and the other one is in high school. I sold them on Craigslist years ago! And yet somehow they keep coming back!! Tiny little black wizard capes, tiny little Harry and Hermione heads, the troll, the little magic wands ...

Popville said...

Container fun factoid at end of article: "About 120m containers carried on world's oceans in 2013."

A guy from my dad's hometown of Red Springs, North Carolina developed container shipping (i.e., made it work) and transformed world trade -- Malcolm McClean. Scottish ingenuity.