A Floating Time Capsule

A Scottish skipper recently made a record-breaking discovery: a bottle that had been afloat for 98 years:

Within the bottle, a postcard written in June 1914 by Captain CH Brown of the Glasgow School of Navigation promised the finder a reward of 6 pence. It had been part of a scientific experiment in which 1,890 such bottles were released, in a bid to chart currents around Scotland.