On the 13th of February 1997 the container ship Tokio Express,en route from Rotterdam to New York was hit by a freak wave described by its captain as a “once in a 100-year phenomenon”, tilting the ship 60 degrees one way, then 40 degrees back.
A container filled with 4.8 million pieces of Lego fell into the sea
But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today
Lego from the ship has been reported in Cornwall,Devon, Ireland and Wales
Since 1997, those pieces could have drifted 62,000 miles. It’s 24,000 miles around the equator, meaning they could be on any beach on earth. Theoretically, the pieces of Lego could keep going around the ocean for centuries.