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Margaret Atwood Will Periscope Her Secret Time Capsule Book

Author Margaret Atwood’s new book is going in a time capsule. And you won’t be able to read it for nearly 100 years. But wait! There’s a consolation prize for us mere mortals who won’t be around in 2114! Atwood will be livestreaming the encapsuling ceremony on Periscope next week.

The Napa Earthquake Accidentally Unearthed A Time Capsule

If you’re going to put a bottle of wine in a time capsule, maybe don’t bother with a cheap rosé.

Hot New Time Capsule Trend: 3D-Printed Heads

Time capsulers are always on the hunt for items that perfectly represent the 2010s. Lately they have been burying iPhones, Tasers, and even Dogecoins. So what seems to be the hot new trend for 2015? 3D-printed objects.

A Custody Battle Is Raging Over The Contents Of This 1894 Time Capsule

This past Sunday workers demolishing a former telescope factory in Pittsburgh were surprised to find a 19th century time capsule in the cornerstone. Now the demolition company is claiming that it has every right to keep the capsule — along with the incredibly cool telescope artefacts that they found inside.

Paul Revere's 1795 Time Capsule Will Be Opened Today (Again)

People are understandably excited to see what’s inside Paul Revere’s time capsule when it’s opened tonight in Boston. The capsule was first interred in a cornerstone by Revere and Samuel Adams in 1795, and many news outlets are playing up the idea that the contents are a complete mystery. Except that it’s not. Because it was already opened at least once before back in 1855.

Time Capsule Of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until The Year 2114

Sadly, you won’t be able to read Margaret Atwood’s new book. When it’s finally published you’ll be dead. Well, you’ll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn’t the only book.

A Very Specific List Of Things That Are Ruining My Google Alerts

I love Google Alerts. They’re a great tool for tracking the mention of different things online. I use them less as a way to learn about breaking news and more as a way to discover how people are talking about the future. But there are all kinds of things that are messing them up. Well, messing them up for me specifically.

Century-Old Time Capsule Mystery Finally Solved

Last year, a church congregation in Grand Ledge, Michigan, cracked open a time capsule from 1912 filled with all the usual suspects: photos, newspapers, and newsletters. Basically, it had all the boring stuff you’d expect a church to put in their time capsule in 1912. But there was one single mystery item: a neat little package wrapped in brown paper. It was quite the puzzler. Until now.

No, That's Not The Oldest Message In A Bottle. This Is.

Recently a 101-year-old message in a bottle was found off the coast of Germany. The bottle was tossed into the Baltic Sea back in 1913 and was discovered this year by fishermen who then donated it to a local museum. Just about every news outlet is saying that it’s the oldest message in a bottle ever found. Except that it’s probably not.

The First Time Capsule Tearjerker Of 2014

Back in 1966 a woman in North Phoenix, Arizona, sealed a time capsule in the wall of her home. Betty Klug, then 33, didn’t tell her husband nor her two kids about the capsule. It remained a secret until contractors working on the home recently discovered the time-travelling treasure. Fair warning: If you’re not a robot, you should probably get some tissues handy.