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29,000 Rubber Duckies29,000 plastic yellow ducks manufactured by Friendly Floatee toys departed from Hong Kong on a container ship in 1992. However, there was a cargo spill and the ducks ended up falling out of the boat. This mass release led to a mass dispersion of the rubber duckies, which found themselves all over the place, including in the Gulf of Alaska and elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
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Beer and Chips (In Florida, Naturally)When semi-trucks collide in Florida, what do you think spills? In March, two trucks - one carrying Busch beer and the other filled with Frito-Lay products - collided on I-95, spilling beer and chips all over the roadway, shutting down southbound lanes. Neither driver was hurt and any lucky passersby might have been able to get a free night of couch potato laziness.
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One Exploding WhaleIn one of the craziest cargo spills ever, pedestrians and cars were covered in bloody whale guts when a whale exploded in Tainan, Taiwan in 2004. The dead sperm whale was being transported to a research center when the incident occurred
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13.7 Million BeesA portion of a highway near Seattle, WA was shut down in 2015 when 13.7 million bees spilled out across the road. The truck carrying all the bees suffered an accident, causing the spill, and people were encouraged to stay away from the scene. In addition to the normal authorities that respond to accidents, many Beekeepers came on the scene in addition to fire trucks and volunteers.
Source: CBS News
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80,000 Pounds of Ham (and Fuel)
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35,000 Pounds of Ice Cream35,000 pounds of Kroger Deluxe brand ice cream spilled out of a semi-tractor trailer when it overturned in Indianapolis in 2013. A ramp was closed on the interstate because of the spill, and though it might have been delicious, it was an expensive and unfortunate accident for all parties involved.
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Two Million EurosThis is a get rich quick scheme that nobody prepared for. Two million euros were up for grabs when a truck overturned in southern Italy. In this twisted version of The Italian Job, highway workers were collecting euro coins - that's right, coins - all over the ground. They think they lost at least 10,000 euros to lucky passing motorists.
Source: Daily Mail
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75,000 Pounds of Crab MeatIn Summer 2013, a semi-truck driving near Salt Lake City spilled seven tons of crab meat worth up to $176,000, all over a local freeway. The truck overturned when it struck a sign post, leading to a whole bunch of lucky bystanders, who made off with a crab dinner.
Source: The Daily Meal