Science in a bottle: 132-year-old experiment washed ashore in Australia

Kiona N. Smith at ARS Technica:

A 132-year-old message in a bottle turned up on an Australian beach earlier this year, but it’s not a love note or a treasure map: it’s a science experiment. […]

“This bottle was thrown overboard on 12th June 1886, in 32 degrees, 49 minutes latitude South and 105 degrees, 25 minutes longitude from Greenwich East,” it read. “From: Barque ship Paula. Home (port): Elsfleth.”

How cool is that?

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