Thursday, March 28, 2013

Top of the Heap!




Monday's Riddle washed out the theme this week, and Lizzy's review of Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage carried us away on a tide of mystery. The Fairy Tale Book Giveaway Hop is enchanting Fairday's Blog this month! Stop by for a spell and you may find yourself on the other side of a rainbow ; ) Friday, we will be catching a wave with Natalie Standiford and chatting about her intriguing new middle grade book The Secret Tree. Saturday, we always love to find out what you're thinking on The DMS Wants to Know! Today, we are shouting out across the water to tell you about the oldest known message in a bottle...message received, finally! ~ F & L 

This week's top of the heap: The oldest known message in a bottle.

World's Oldest Message in a Bottle Found Off Scotland!



A Scottish fisherman has set a Guinness World Record by recovering the oldest-known message in a bottle, besting the previous record by more than five years. Sailing the vessel "Copious," skipper Andrew Leaper, 43, discovered the bottle floating east of the Shetland Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. It was set adrift more than 98 years ago in June 1914 by Capt. CH Brown of the Glasgow School of Navigation, the BBC reported. Guinness World Records has confirmed that the bottle is, in fact, the oldest ever recovered... read more.

Have you ever found a message in a bottle? What did it say? 


28 comments:

  1. I remember reading about this. As a girl I sent a message in a bottle but never got a reply - perhaps in another 98 years I will. I did however find a balloon with a name and address written on it but once again never got a reply when I wrote to them.

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    1. Petty- How cool that you sent a message in a bottle. Sorry you never got a reply! But- one could still come. :)

      That is so cool that you found a balloon- but I can't believe you didn't get a reply when you wrote to them. Thanks for sharing! ~L

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  2. That's a long time to be floating around the ocean.

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  3. how cool is that! I'd love to discover a message in a bottle :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. Nutshell- I would love to find a message in a bottle, too! :) ~L

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  4. No I have never discovered a message in a bottle probably because I don't live near the ocean. What a neat thing to find though an almost hundred year message! What did it say?

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    1. Heidi- It would be awesome to find a message in a bottle. I guess it is possible in a lake or river, too. The message seemed to say to record where and when the bottle was found and that a reward would be given- a sixpence. :) ~L

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  5. I have never found a message in a bottle but I have found lots of green and blue bottle glass. We used to spend summers near Lake Erie and searched for bottle glass daily!

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    1. Patty- I love to find sea glass or bottle glass. It is so pretty! :) ~L

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  6. I have never found a message in a bottle, but I'm also like Heidi. I don't live near the ocean. I think that would be so wonderful to find a treasure like that.

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    1. Raven- I haven't either! I guess we could also find them in a river. :) It would be so fun to find one! ~L

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  7. That is so cool! I've created so many stories based on that in my head over the years ... maybe time to write them down :)

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    1. Jemi- I agree! I think you should write down those stories!! :) ~L

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  8. That is totally amazing. 98 years. WOW, where has that been. I have never received a message in a bottle but just thinking about it is exciting!

    Mary

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    1. Mary- 98 years is amazing! It is so exciting to think about finding an old message. :) ~L

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  9. P.S. The Police - Message in the Bottle was a great touch! =)

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    1. Mary- Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it. :) ~L

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  10. That is too cool! I've never found one, but I did drop one in the ocean once :)

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    1. Meradeth- I think it is fabulous that you dropped one in the water once! :) ~L

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  11. This is awesome! I have never found a message in a bottle. Might be because I live at the top of Norway ;p But I do also live right next to the sea. Either way, I would love to find one, someday :) Thank you for sharing. <3
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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    1. Carina- I guess living at the top of Norway could make it hard to find a message in a bottle- but you never know. It would be awesome if you found one sometime!

      I am always amazed at what you get in your mailbox! Jess

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  12. I’ve never found a message in a bottle, but I would like to! I shall be on the lookout next time I’m near the ocean.

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    1. Barbara- I will be on the lookout the next time I am near the ocean, too! :) ~L

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  13. I've never found a message in a bottle, but would love to. It would be quite an adventure, I imagine.

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    1. Angela- It would be an adventure! :) ~L

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  14. Now, how fun would it be to find a message in a bottle? Esp one nearly 100 years old.

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    1. Donna- I know! It would be amazing. :) ~L

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