Friday, April 22, 2016

Oldest Message in a Bottle

The bottle below was among more than 1,000 thrown into the North Sea by George Parker Bidder.

 
Photograph: Marine Biological Association/PA

When the distinguished marine biologist threw his message in a bottle into the sea, asking whoever found it to contact him, he wasn’t expecting a speedy response. Which is just as well, because it took just over 108 years – now officially confirmed by Guinness World Records as the oldest such message in the world.

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