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Drinkable 200-year-old alcohol found in shipwreck

A 200-year-old bottle recovered from a Baltic Sea shipwreck contains alcohol...that's still drinkable! At the beginning of July, researchers submitted the bottle and its contents for testing to the J.S. Hamilton chemical laboratory in Gdynia, Poland, to see if the vessel contained original "Selters" water, or whether it had been refilled

1.6in enamel snuff bottle sold for nearly $1.5 million

A tiny 18th century snuff bottle has sold at auction for nearly $1.5 million. The beautiful enamel bottle made for China's Emperor Qianlong in the 18th century was part of a collection put together by George and Mary Bloch. It was hoped it might sell for £250,000 but furious bidding

Auschwitz’s message in a bottle

Last week, a construction crew renovating a cellar in Auschwitz discovered a bottle hidden in a concrete wall. Rolled up inside was a note, written in pencil on what appeared to be a scrap from a cement bag, dated Sept. 20, 1944. "One, two, three, four, five, six — there's me