Harold Hackett has created his very own old school social network by throwing 4,800 bottles inserted with paper messages into the Atlantic Ocean. Amazingly out of the 4,800 bottles launch into the ocean he has received replies from 3,100 of them.
Hackett prefers to use Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice or Orange Juice bottles with bright fluorescent messages to attract people attention and launched his first back in May 1996. All of the bottles and messages are dated and he asks for the finder to send a response back with some taking more than 13 years to gain a reply.
Hackett also uses the winds to help his cause and prefers to wait for a West or South West wind to help take the bottle further out to see. He hope to continue launching his messages in a bottles for as long as he can and has already received some interesting replying say each one is very different.
Watch a video interview with Harold Hackett on the BBC website with him talking talk about his amazing pastime.
Source: Gizmodo : BBC
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