Menu
Miss America 2015 is Miss New York Kira Kazantsev

Miss America 2015 is Miss New York Kira Kazantsev

Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles Revealed

Xbox 360 Holiday Bundles Revealed

Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Controversy Heats Up

Iggy Azalea Sex Tape Controversy Heats Up

Batman v Superman Director Reveals Movie Scene

Batman v Superman Director Reveals Movie Scene

Paris Hilton just bought the Cutest and Smallest Dog

Paris Hilton just bought the Cutest and Smallest Dog

Scads of Lego Pieces end up on Cornish Coast

Jul 21 2014, 11:43am CDT | by

Scads of pieces of Lego - the joinable and separable building blocks - often end up on the Cornish coast of England.

Scads of Lego Pieces end up on Cornish Coast
Getty Images
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

Scads of Lego Pieces end up on Cornish Coast

A ship ended up capsizing off the Cornwall coast in 1997 and hundreds of Lego blocks got spilled. These pieces sank to the bottom of the sea. And then the oceanic currents and tides started washing the parts and pieces onto the beaches. 

Often the plastic daisies which numbered in a range which was more than 350,000 can be seen among the flotsam and jetsam washed ashore. It is a colorful and surprising event to find the Lego blocks among the other detritus on the sandy surface off the sea. 

The container ship that sank so long ago was called the Tokio Express. Of the 62 containers that got lost at sea, one contained Lego blocks. The accident was said to be a once-a-century event. 

And while the child-like treasure of sorts has never been salvaged from the channel’s depths, it keeps appearing on the shore mysteriously and serendipitously. 

Most of the Lego items were related to the sea. Is this a coincidence or an omen? You never know. Small-sized items such as scuba equipment, octopi and flippers were just some of the 10,000 odds and ends that were vomited on the sands of the Cornish regions bordering on the sea. 

Some of the pieces of Lego were collected by kids in the 90s and sold for some money on the lam. Finally, a lady with some interest in the whole conundrum started a Facebook page regarding the Lost Lego Blocks that get Found Time After Time. 

Many of the paraphernalia must have travelled halfway around the world after all the time that has elapsed between sinking and appearing on the scene. 

Let us not forget that Lego is a company that produces blocks for kids. The blocks are said to increase intelligence by leaps and bound in youngsters who play with them. And there are mechanical and artistic and media-related Lego block packs along with the regular ones. 

Meanwhile, the Cornish children are having the time of their lives by playing with and selling the Lego blocks! 

Source: BBC

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Robert Griffin III Has Dislocated Left Ankle
Robert Griffin III Has Dislocated Left Ankle
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a dislocated left ankle injury during his team's 41-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. A return this season has not been ruled out.
 
 
Richard Sherman 'Exposed' by San Diego Chargers
Richard Sherman 'Exposed' by San Diego Chargers
The San Diego Chargers claim Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman was "exposed" after their 30-21 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 14.
 
 
Samsung takes another subtle dig at Apple in a new ad
Samsung takes another subtle dig at Apple in a new ad
Korean giant subtly takes credit for inspiring it rival to enter the phablet market.
 
 
Official handset image shows new Windows Phone with &#039;Windows&#039; branding
Official handset image shows new Windows Phone with 'Windows' branding
Microsoft shifts its focus to a single Windows brand
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.