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Nazi Time Capsule Opened In Poland, But It's Missing A Movie From 1934

Nazis in Poland hold a ceremony before burying the time capsule in 1934 (Historical photo via Gawex.pl and Sebastian Kuropatnicki) Researchers in Poland have uncovered a time capsule, dating from 1934. But this isn’t some ordinary time capsule with the run of the mill items you might expect. Sure, it has newspapers, coins, and books — common items for any time capsule. But these items were buried by Nazis. The books inside? Two copies of Hitler’s Mein Kampf, in perfect condition.


1960s Time Capsule With Questions About Nudity, TV And Smog Opened In California

This week the city of Dana Point, California opened up a time capsule that the community sealed back in 1966. The metal tube, safely tucked inside a boulder in 1968, contained a lot of things you’d expect in your average 20th century capsule — like photos and newspapers. But the most interesting thing inside might be the questions that the people of the 1960s had for 2016.


Man Proposes To Girlfriend With Time Capsule They Buried Together Five Years Ago

Five years ago, Jennifer Storrar and Troy Reddington buried a time capsule together on a remote campsite in South River, Ontario. This summer they went to dig it up, but the jar that had been filled with memories now just contained a mysterious card. Storrar was confused until she opened it up. The note read, “Will you marry me?”


Librarians Find Time Capsule From 1962, Eat Food Inside For Some Reason

Regular readers of Gizmodo know I’m constantly on the hunt for interesting time capsules. But I draw the line at putting your life on the line for a good time capsule story. Especially if it involves something called a “survival biscuit”.


Century-Old Time Capsule Opened, Includes US 10-Cent Note

A time capsule sealed by a bank in 1916 was opened in Saratoga Springs, New York this week. And it has many of the things you’d expect — like some photos of the town, a letter from the president of the bank in 1916 and some old coins. But one artefact stuck out as peculiar to the onlookers of 2016: A US 10-cent note.


Time Capsule Mystery From 1938 Solved With The Help Of 93-Year-Old Man

Time capsules are usually pretty boring. And most people would probably call the latest time capsule that was unearthed in Ohio pretty dull. It contained just a single photo of a middle school class in 1938 and some lists of students. But for one 93-year-old man, that capsule is a reminder that life can be pretty OK sometimes.


Soggy Bags Of Smelly Garbage Unearthed, Helpfully Reminding Time Capsule Enthusiasts Of Their Own Mortality

“This is not a good commercial for Ziploc,” said one disgusted onlooker in Burke, South Dakota. And they weren’t wrong.


Whopping $50,000 Reward Offered For Lost 1970 Time Capsule

Have you seen this big metal tube from 1970? It’s a time capsule. And there’s a $50,000 reward for anybody who can find it.


This Kid Predicted What 2016 Would Be Like In 1996, And He Was Adorably Wrong

Back in 1996 a young boy wrote a letter for school with predictions about the year 2016. Christopher Janitz was just nine years old and little did he know his mother would save that letter and present it to him on his 29th birthday.


Where Is Penn And Teller's Missing Time Capsule (And What's With The Urinal Chunk They Found)? 

We love time capsules. But sometimes those thousands of capsules that people have created over the years get lost or stolen. Such is the case with a time capsule in Chicago that was buried by the comedian-magicians (comicians?) Penn and Teller.


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