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Toys at sea

In January 1992, a container with yellow duckies and other bath toys fell from a cargo ship in a heavy storm. The container opened in the accident, and the contents spilled out into the Pacific.

Cargo ships lose a few hundred containers at sea every year. The containers usually sink, and the contents end up on the bottom of the ocean. These bath toys, however, were made to float – and float they did.

Song inspired by the travelling bath toys, by Rich Eilbert

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Pirate Duck

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate duck is me
I’ve got a patch
I’ve got a bill
I’ve got a curvy sword
I’ve got oily feathers
So no water gets on board
Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate duck is me

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