What is believed to be the world’s oldest discovered message in a bottle has been presented to the sender’s granddaughter, 101 years after it was first tossed into the sea in Germany.
People have been putting messages in bottles for much longer than a century: in 310 BC, Greek philosopher Theophrastus put sealed bottles into the sea as part of an experiment to prove the Mediterranean Sea was formed by the inflowing Atlantic Ocean. More. . . .