I read a great story on Yahoo News this week about the beaches of Cornwall, England.

For the last 17 years, Lego pieces have been washing up on the beaches there. In reality, the story is an environmental disaster. In 1997, a shipping container filled with 5 million Legos went overboard, and they’ve been washing up on the beaches ever since.

In fact, they may have turned up as far away as Australia.

The Legos ranged from flippers and sea grass to flowers, life preservers, dragons and octopi.

While I hate the thought of the environmental impact from the hazards of little plastic Legos, at the same time, there’s something quite surreal about the image of a beach awash in little miniature Lego dragons.

And immediately after the spill, the sea floor must have been a bizarre landscape. Imagine all those bright little Legos, scattered everywhere. I bet on some level, it was simply amazing to see.

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