Perth, Australia - Message received. But, it took 132 years. The Association of Mature American Citizens reports that an Australian woman walking on a beach some 100 miles north of Perth found an antique bottle that had been tossed into the Indian Ocean in 1886.
Experts at the Western Australia Museum authenticated the bottle, which contained a message. It seems that the German navy at the time was researching ocean currents and an armada of sailing vessels jettisoned thousands of similar bottles into the seas around the world. Each contained a note asking anyone who found the message in a bottle to report the location and date of the find as a means of mapping the currents.