Bringing The World Home To You

© 2021 WUNC North Carolina Public Radio
120 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
919.445.9150 | 800.962.9862
91.5 Chapel Hill 88.9 Manteo 90.9 Rocky Mount 91.1 Welcome 91.9 Fayetteville 90.5 Buxton
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Oldest Message In A Bottle Washes Ashore In Germany

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. It's surprisingly common to find a message in a bottle. Still, this one is the oldest on record - 108 years at sea. A retired German postal worker on holiday spotted it. No stamp needed - the note inside said return to the British Marine Biology Association. A distinguished marine biologist had tossed it out to test the North Sea's current. The reward was a shilling so out of date, they had to search eBay to find one. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

More Stories