The Strangest Things That Have Washed Up on the Beach

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Sure, you’ve heard all about trash and the occasional whale washing up on the beach. Sometimes, however, strange things show up on the sand around the world.
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Thousands of Pairs of Shoes

On the Dutch island of Terschelling, thousands of shoes washed up on shore after a cargo ship lost its load.
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Bananas

In the Netherlands, thousands of pounds of bananas washed up on shore in 2007 after a cargo ship lost its containers.
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Dismembered Feet

For a few months in the 2000s, several feet, still inside their shoes, washed up in British Columbia and Washington state. Original thoughts were a serial killer, but the final ruling was they were suicide victims.
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Chupacabra

This unexplained creature washed up on the shores of San Diego and many call it the legendary chupacabra creature.
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28,000 Rubber Duckines

In the North Pacific, 28,000 rubber duckies washed up in various locations from Maine all the way down the Atlantic coast.
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Sports Flyswatters

Here’s another instance where a cargo ship lost its load and someone in Alaska found thousnds of sports themed flyswatters.
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Giant Lego Guy

An 8-foot tall, 100 pound Lego man washed up on the beaches of England in 2008. It turned out to be performance art from a Dutch man.
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Message in a Bottle

A 10-year old stashed a note in a bottle, which was found years later on the beach and given to his mother after he died in a car accident.
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Doritos

In 2006, North Carolina beach goers came upon thousands of pounds of Doritos washed up on shore after a ship lost its cargo.
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Giant Eyeball

A man in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida found a giant eyeball washed up on the beach. It wasn’t a huge sea monster, but an eye from a large swordfish.
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Monster?

This beast was found on a beach in New York. Though experts say it is a partially decomposed raccoon, there are people who have their doubts and have dubbed the creature the “Montauk Monster.”
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