Message in bottle found after 98 years
Fri, 31 Aug 2012 12:01p.m.
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.
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4/09/2012 12:52:45 p.m.
Oh good, theres hope for my message in a bottle that I threw into the sea in the early 1980's then.
31/08/2012 5:31:23 p.m.
I'd hold this "government" accountable for 6-pence and 98 years interest!
31/08/2012 12:22:04 p.m.
He should have put it up on trade me for thousands,may be he will learn a lesson from this find.
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