Sunday, January 3, 2010

Message in a bottle

This post was transferred on Jan. 3, 2010. It was originally posted on April 6, 2009.

Full story here

A Spokane, Wash., man found an antique bottle with an actual message on the Spokane River last week. The paper was in fair condition - flaking in places and the message was incomplete. One thing that was legible was the date - March 30, 1913. The man who had put the message in the bottle was Emmett Presnell, of Rockford, Wash. He died in 1978, but a nephew was found to tell his story.

I think it's amazing that something as breakable as a bottle could survive 96 years with any part of the message intact. I like reading odd news, and this certainly qualifies.

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