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Friendly Floatees 29,000 yellow ducks, red beavers, blue turtles and green frogs https://www.inkoma.com/k/4767

and how they helped map the world's oceans, the likely locations of those lost at sea.

 | pall youhideme
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"A consignment of Friendly Floatee toys [..] departed from Hong Kong on a container ship [..]. On 10 January 1992, during a storm in the North Pacific Ocean [..] intermodal containers were washed overboard. One of these containers held 28,800 Floatees, a child's bath toy which came in a number of forms: red beavers, green frogs, blue turtles and yellow ducks. At some point, the container opened [..] and the Floatees were released. [..] Unlike many bath toys, Friendly Floatees have no holes in them so they do not take on water. [..] Oceanographers Curtis Ebbesmeyer and James Ingraham, who were working on an ocean surface current model, began to track their progress. The mass release of 28,800 objects into the ocean at one time offered significant advantages over the standard method of releasing 500–1000 drift bottles."  [wiki]

PS. A beautiful as well as creatively designed recap on PaperSnap [above picture].

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Flying Disk Urgency https://www.inkoma.com/k/4765

(8tx CD, Brigante, Scatti Vorticosi; Edison Box; Urgence Disk; Mother Ship; Longrail; Santa Valvola; FCE; Dayoff Labels rec 2018)

 | pall youhideme
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Power trio from Cuneo, northern Italy. At their second full length release, I believe. 
Powered by a bass guitar playing the backbone of a vibrant noise flood, male vocals, abrasive guitar fuzz, drums, - a kind of chemical able to tinkle back that 90s melancholy forged by heavy listenings from the Skin Graft catalogue. As well as Robot Radio rec, from downhere.
Dirty Sky calls the mosh pit. On the Run is done to slap you straight in the face. Hammer, nomen omen, is a 3'45'' tutorial for a slow as enjoyable headbanging. Give me my hair back, and I show you. Young Lizard wisely doses drumming and that above mentioned 90's spleen, that emotional post-HC thing called Emo. 
Eight tracks of adrenaline, young blood, your shot for today. 


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Adriano La Cava Bibliomotocarro https://www.inkoma.com/k/4764

Is this Italy’'s smallest library?

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Adriano La Cava: "The Bibliomotocarro is accessible, even culture must be accessible"


What a splendid human being.

BBC: "Antonio La Cava, a retired school teacher, transformed his three-wheeler into a tiny mobile library to spread the joy of books to children in the remote communities of Basilicata."



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