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November 8, 2007

Not just bananas, but…


Photo Credit: Marleen Stuart, AP

…swimming bananas! Ha.

USA Today Article text appears after the jump.


AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of bananas washed up on two Dutch North Sea islands on Wednesday after at least six containers fell off a cargo ship in a storm and at least one burst open, a local official said.

“I think everybody on the island has a bunch now,” said Gossen Buren, a shipping official at the local lighthouse.

A half-mile stretch of beach on Terschelling island, 70 miles north of Amsterdam, was littered with bunches of unripe fruit from Cuba, Buren said. Bananas also washed up on neighboring Ameland island.

Terschelling residents are no strangers to stuff turning up on their beach; a year ago thousands of tennis shoes, aluminum briefcases and children’s toys washed ashore, drawing crowds of treasure-hunting residents. Some 20 years ago it was a load of sweaters.

Plenty of beachcombers came early Wednesday for a look, said Buren, “but not as many as when we had the sneakers.”


5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2007 3:04 pm

    [blank stare]

  2. chanuck permalink
    November 8, 2007 3:43 pm

    Yea, beach bananas!

  3. November 8, 2007 4:11 pm

    There’s gotta be a climate change angle here somewhere…

  4. November 8, 2007 4:29 pm

    Is this your way of telling us you are moving on to triathlons?

  5. November 9, 2007 7:42 pm

    OMG, Velvet if I were clever enough to have thought of that I would have saved the photo for when I start up!

    (notice use of “when” vs. “if”)

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