Time capsules can be pretty boring. But time capsule nerds like me live for those rare capsules with something really cool inside. This year we saw time capsules filled with the weird, the rare, and the surprising. One thing that so many of 2015’s time capsules had in common: Lots of booze.
So you want to send a message in a bottle, and you're hoping that someone, somewhere, will find your missive and still be able to read what you've written. There's a strategy involved, and while some of it's obvious (choose a dark bottle), other aspects require a little more forethought.
What at first appeared to be a normal, discarded beer bottle caught in a fisherman's net has turned out to be a record-breaking discovery — a proverbial message in a bottle dating back to May 17th, 1913.
Scooped out of the North Sea by the Scottish fisherman Andrew Leaper, this 98-year-old note is the oldest message-in-a-bottle. Certified by the Guinness World Records this letter isn't the stuff you make Kevin Costner movies out of — instead, it's sexy science.