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Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The mythic trash pile growing in the middle of the Pacific Ocean is now twice the size of the U.S.

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Hopefully all the trash will soon coalesce into some type of floating island so that the entire population of the Maldives can be moved there once global warming destroys their homeland. Silver linings!

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