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Bauble, pipes, Lego, an oil rig: Weirdest things to wash up on a beach

After officers were called to a beach to investigate a potential 'unexploded device' that turned out to be a Christmas bauble, we're looking at other weird things that have washed up on beaches.
Police officers called to a beach in Wapping to investigate a possible 'unexploded device' were surprised to learn that it was in fact... a Christmas bauble. Tower Hamlets Police shared a picture of the bauble on Twitter, saying: "Officers were called to Wapping to investigate a possible unexploded device that had been washed up on the shore. Luckily, upon closer inspection, it is a giant glittery Christmas bauble! 🎄🎅" People responded by joking about how big the Christmas tree must have been to hold a bauble of that size!
bauble-on-beach.Twitter/@MPSTowerHam
In August 2017, two enormous plastic pipes washed up on beaches at Winterton and Sea Palling in Norfolk, England. They were 450 metres long and came loose whilst being transported to North Africa. Ten more pipes were reported to still be out at sea at the time - we hope they found them all!
A large pipe washed up on a beach
Well this *certainly* isn't a Christmas bauble! In the summer of 2016, a giant oil rig washed up on to a beach on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. The rig was being transported by sea from Norway to Malta when stormy weather hit and it became separated from the boat that was pulling it along.
Oil Rig washed up on Scottish shoresGetty Images
Also in 2016, thousands of bright pink plastic detergent bottles washed up on beaches in Cornwall. Most of the bottles were sealed closed, but it's thought that some may have leaked so people were told to avoid the beaches until they were cleaned.
Hundreds of pink detergent bottles washed up on a beachPOLDHU BEACH WATCHER
2014 saw dozens of huge barrel jellyfish wash up on beaches in Dorset. They are the biggest type of jellyfish found in UK waters. It's believed strong winds had brought the tide high and left some of the strange creatures stranded.
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In 1997, a goods container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell off a ship and into the sea. Since then hundreds of Lego pieces have been washing up on beaches in Cornwall.
A black Octopus Lego piece found washed up on a beachTracy Williams
For years, blocks of a rubbery material engraved with the word TJIPETIR have been washing up on beaches all over Europe. It's believed the blocks may have originally come from a small Indonesian village that was the site of a Indonesian rubber plantation built in the 19th century.
A rubber block engraved with the words Tjipetir washed up on a beachTOM QUINN WILLIAMS