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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:18 PM

Ensconced in a plain glass bottle, the scrap of paper drifted in the North Sea for 98 years. But when a Scottish skipper pulled it from his nets near the Shetland Islands last April, he didn't find a lovelorn note or marooned sailor's SOS.

"Please state where and when this card was found, and then put it in the nearest Post Office," read the message. "You will be informed in reply where and when it was set adrift. Our object is to find out the direction of the deep currents of the North Sea."

The message in a bottle found by Andrew Leaper—certified by Guinness World Records on August 30 as the oldest ever recovered................

http://news.national...story-messages/

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:49 AM

its hard to use that kind of messaging its like having a txt message created today and will be sent today but the reciever will read tommorrow or never...hahaha


#3    DKO

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

View Postnohands, on 21 September 2012 - 11:49 AM, said:

its hard to use that kind of messaging its like having a txt message created today and will be sent today but the reciever will read tommorrow or never...hahaha

Sort of like the postal service...

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:15 PM

LOL DKO


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:54 PM

I left a message in a bottle before.
The lady that responded to the email has since became a good friend of mine.

EDIT - Email? why did I write that.
What I was meant to say was, I put my email address on the paper and became friends with the person whom responded.

Edited by King Fluffs, 21 September 2012 - 07:55 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:44 AM

I've heard of people putting messages in a plastic bag and tying it to a sting on a helium filled balloon and getting responses.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:32 AM

kinda cool. the message was a bit of a let down tho lol


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:02 PM

Don't mean to be a buzz kill, it's a really cool idea but has anyone thought of the ecological impact this has, maybe none, but do we know? Thousands of glass/plastic bottles roaming our seas can't be good....can it?


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 02:11 PM

View PostIdano, on 23 September 2012 - 01:02 PM, said:

Don't mean to be a buzz kill, it's a really cool idea but has anyone thought of the ecological impact this has, maybe none, but do we know? Thousands of glass/plastic bottles roaming our seas can't be good....can it?

Compared to the 'North Pacific Garbage Patch', a few bottles is nothing. 7 million tonnes of plastic spanning twice the size of Texas is just floating there. Disgusting really.



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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:43 PM

View PostDKO, on 23 September 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

Compared to the 'North Pacific Garbage Patch', a few bottles is nothing. 7 million tonnes of plastic spanning twice the size of Texas is just floating there. Disgusting really.



I find it ironic that people will drink bottled water because they think it's good for them
and at the same time discard the bottle in the ocean or off in a ditch.

It's good to have some skepticism so you won't be gullible & naïve. But to much skepticism can make you arrogant & egotistical.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:06 PM

View PostDKO, on 23 September 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

Compared to the 'North Pacific Garbage Patch', a few bottles is nothing. 7 million tonnes of plastic spanning twice the size of Texas is just floating there. Disgusting really.


I know that's really ugly isn't it, but should we add to it?  Could we send out some sort of e-mail (just brainstorming) or some sort of electric signal? I guess we already do send signals in space..maybe that should be our new message in a bottle, everyone with little transmitters...hey maybe i'm on to something here....hhmmmmmm????

What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:34 PM

View PostIdano, on 23 September 2012 - 04:06 PM, said:

I know that's really ugly isn't it, but should we add to it?  Could we send out some sort of e-mail (just brainstorming) or some sort of electric signal? I guess we already do send signals in space..maybe that should be our new message in a bottle, everyone with little transmitters...hey maybe i'm on to something here....hhmmmmmm????

Yeah they don't use the bottle trick anymore. They only used them roughly 100 years ago. Nowadays they use degradable transmitters and satellites.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:51 PM

Great idea..might get a snail mail penpal this way!


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:10 PM

It was a cover up! a conspiracy! The real message was --eat at Joes 358 stateside.






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