Flood of plastic eggs delights children on North Sea island

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Berlin (AP) – Easter has come early to the German North Sea island of Langeoog. A flood of plastic eggs containing tiny toys has been swept ashore after a fierce storm, to the delight of the island’s youngest residents. The eggs containing instructions in the Cyrillic alphabet appear to have come from a container lost by a cargo ship en route for the German port of Bremerhaven. Public broadcaster NDR reported Thursday that island authorities have called in the “eggs-perts:” a local kindergarten will help collect the unexpected bounty before it becomes a hazard for wildlife.