A message in a bottle has been pulled from the ocean 98 years after it was written, and officials say it is the world's oldest of its kind.
Scottish fisherman Andrew Leaper found the letter in his nets while sailing off of Scotland's northern coast. And on Thursday, Guinness World Records confirmed that is the old message in a bottle ever found, beating the previous record holder by five years.
In 1914, Scottish Captain C.H. Brown of the Glasgow School of Navigation released 1,890 bottles as part of a government experiment to map the undercurrents of the seas around Scotland. Each bottle contained a postcard asking the finder to record details of where the bottle was located. The letter also promises a reward of sixpence, which the AP notes no longer exists.
"It was an amazing coincidence," Leaper said of being on the same boat that broke both records. "It's like winning the lottery twice."
One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Midnite Music - Message in a Bottle
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