Russian Teen Discovers Message In A Bottle

In 1987, a five-year-old boy stuffed a message in a bottle and tossed the bottle from the deck of a ship into the Baltic Sea. Twenty-four years later, a Russian teenager discovered the bottle.

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In 1987, a five-year-old boy stuffed a message in a bottle. He wrapped it in cellophane, sealed with a bandage, and he put a ceramic plug in the mouth of the beer bottle he chose to carry it. Finally, the German boy tossed the bottle from the deck of a ship into the Baltic Sea. Twenty-four years later, a teenage Russian boy discovered the bottle. The two have now spoken by video link and the German, Frank Uesbeck, plans to send the boy another note.

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