Oldest message in bottle found

A Perth family has found the world’s oldest known message in a bottle, almost 132 years after it was thrown into the sea, Australian experts say.

Tonya Illman picked up the bottle while going for a walk around sand dunes on a remote beach in West Australia.

Her husband, Kym Illman, said they found some paper in the bottle but had “no idea” what it was until they took it home and dried it in the oven.

Experts have confirmed it is an authentic message from a German ship.

The note in the bottle, which was dated 12 June 1886, was thrown into the sea from the German ship Paula, as part of an experiment into ocean and shipping routes.

Previously, the Guinness world record for the oldest message in a bottle was 108 years, between it being sent and found.

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Kiwis
Kiwis
2 years ago

AWESOME DUDDDDE

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

WOW

Ninja
Ninja
2 years ago

Wow so interesting

Dragon24
Dragon24
2 years ago

#weird

darshadowblade2006
darshadowblade2006
2 years ago

thats cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

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Joel.O
Joel.O
2 years ago

That is cool!!

Carolyn
Carolyn
2 years ago

WOW! That is awesome to find that!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

do you get paid for finding that

non_performing
non_performing
2 years ago

Interesting story…

marshall
marshall
2 years ago

i wonder what it said

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

What did it say?

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

what really wow

Wow
Wow
2 years ago

Wow that’s so cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Coooooooool 😎

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

WOW amazing

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

what does the note say!?

Stella
Stella
2 years ago

What did it say???

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

i wonder what it says on the note and i wish i was there!

Nick Collie
Nick Collie
2 years ago

What dose the note say??? And WOW that’s AWESOME 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

WOW IT’S EXCITING

imcool2you
imcool2you
2 years ago

WOW thats weird

guest
guest
2 years ago

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooI LOVE CHOCOLATE

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

INCREDIBLE

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