I don’t know about the rest of you, but I need a little whimsy today. So I found some on the internet. I hope you like the following as much as I did.
LONDON (AP) — 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.
And, of course, after this little news tidbit, how could I not post this?
2 thoughts on “A little whimsy for your day”
I remember reading about how the world’s ocean currents were mapped out using bottles like these… what an amazing find! Also, love the turtle 🙂
I thought so too, on both counts. Can you imagine pulling in a net or walking along a beach and finding something like that?
I’ve also always had a thing for turtles so I loved that photo. It was too good not to share.