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Mystery of Garfield Phones Washing Up in French Beaches Finally Solved

first_img Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Stay on target Bright orange “Garfield” phones have been mysteriously washing up on the French coast for more than 30 years and now, local beach cleaners have found out why they’ve appeared there.The retro landline phones, which have been showing up on French beaches for decades, were suspected to be from a lost shipping container that spilled at sea, however, no one knew for sure what happened, AFP reported. However, a local resident revealed that he discovered the shipping container after a storm in the ’80s and local beach cleaners were finally able to find it in a partially-submerged cave.GARFIELD PHONE MYSTERY: “Garfield” phones have been mysteriously washing up on French beaches for decades. No one knew where they came from — until now. https://t.co/t7sGLyfVBM pic.twitter.com/wjm4NZq0sn— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 29, 2019“He told us where it was… it was very, very dangerous,” Claire Simonin, the head of local beach cleaning group Ar Viltansou in Brittany, told AFP. “We found this incredible fissure that is 100 feet deep and at the very bottom, there were the remains of a container. Under the boulders in front of the entrance, we found 23 complete handsets with electronics and wires.”(Photo Credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)Local beach cleaners might have finally discovered where the “Garfield” phones came from, however, there are details missing on what happened to the shipping container, why it became wedged in the partially-submerged cave, and if many containers of “Garfield” phones ended up in the water and traveled to other locations.“We have no idea what happened at the time: we do not know where it came from, what boat,” Fabien Boileau, director of the Iroise Marine Nature Park in Finistere, told AFP. “And, we don’t know if several containers fell into the water, or only one.”For now, local beach cleaners will continue to pick up the “Garfield” phones from France’s beaches and keep an eye out for any other quirky plastic novelties that might wash up on the nation’s coast.More on Geek.com:Rare First Edition ‘Harry Potter’ Book With Typos Sells for $90,000Lego Celebrates Batman’s 80 Birthday With Six New SetsThe Dream of the ’90s Is Alive in Nike’s KD12last_img read more