Friday, August 31, 2012

98 year old message in bottle sets world record

From: Greg B.
Sent: August 31, 2012
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: 98 year old message in bottle sets world record
98 year old message in bottle sets world record
Saw this article in the news and thought it was interesting. Please share with your viewers. Greg.
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LONDON — It was scooped up from the sea after 98 years, and now officials say a message in a bottle discovered in Scotland has set a world record.

Fisherman Andrew Leaper found the bottle— released in 1914 — in his nets in April while sailing east of the Shetland Islands, which lie off Scotland's northern coast.

Guinness World Records confirmed Thursday the find is the oldest message in a bottle ever recovered, beating a previous record by five years.

It was released in a batch of 1,890 bottles in a government experiment to map the undercurrents of the seas around Scotland.

Inside each bottle, a postcard asks the finder to record details of the discovery and promises a reward of a sixpence. Unfortunately for Leaper, the coin no longer exists. (Source)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Greg, I always like stories like this one. Hard to believe it could last that long knowing how rough the waters are around Scotland.

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