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Hot Links: Underwater treasures, 4th-grade rap, and Olympic baggage high jinks

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The Daily Catch - published on 08/25/16

Oh the ocean waves may roll,
And the stormy winds may blow,
While we poor sailors go skipping aloft
And the land lubbers lay down below, below, below
And the land lubbers lay down below.

We’ve got the freshest links straight from the net:

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Years And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece – (Bored Panda)

This artist left a pretty dress in the Dead Sea for 2 years, and it came out a salt-encrusted gown that looks like something out of Disney.

(Pics in the link)

Wrecked locomotive discovered after 106 years under Lake Superior – (mlive.com)

After over a hundred years in its undisturbed resting place, a wrecked train has been discovered by shipwreck hunters at the bottom of one of the Great Lakes:

On July 22, a team of shipwreck hunters from Minnesota and Canada found the lost Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive No. 694 in about 235 feet of northern Lake Superior water near the town of Marathon, Ontario. Three men, each from Schreiber, Ont., died on June 9, 1910, when the freight train crashed into a rockslide that had covered the railroad tracks, sending the D10 steam locomotive, a tender car and several boxcars into the lake. The wreck is one-of-a-kind, said Tom Crossman, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operator from Duluth, Minn., who helped find the locomotive wreck.

First-Year Chicago Teacher Creates Catchy Rap Song to Welcome 4th-Grade Class – (abcnews.go.com)

This is the first year that Mr. Reed will teach 4th grade and he came up with a cute way to get the kids excited about their first day:

Reed, who appeared on “Good Morning America” today, said he came up with the idea and recorded the catchy rap song in one day. The song begins with piano chords and quickly cuts to Reed sitting at a teacher’s desk with his feet up, snapping his fingers to rhythm of the beat. “I just kind of wanted to spice up the old-fashioned newsletter, so I thought, ‘Man, I’m kind of good at music, I know how to put lyrics together well. Let’s go ahead and put a song that will get the kids excited,’” he said.

British Olympic Athletes All Have The Same Bag And Nobody Knows Whose Is Whose – (boredpanda.com)

British Olympians ran into a little trouble upon their return to Heathrow Airport. All their bags were all exactly the same!

(Pics in Link)
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