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In 100 years, this USB Drive Will Trump the Baltic Sea Message in a Bottle

Recently, a fisherman in the Baltic Sea found a message in a bottle that had been "sent" 101 years ago, and brought the little time capsule to the granddaughter, who was moved to tears. That was just a piece of paper, so you can imagine your grandkids' faces when someone teleports a Message in a Bottle 4GB USB Flash Drive.

Since you'll probably be dead if and when it's found, you can put whatever you feel like on there. For example, some people really, really love the ocean. If you don't think skinny dipping is enough to prove that love, you can put some intimate — yet classy — jpegs on the 4GB flash drive and really commit your body to the deep. Just an idea.

And if a sailor comes across it a bit too soon? Well, all press is good press.


Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor of Supercompressor. He wonders how many you'd have to toss in there to get a 10 percent chance of a find. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.