World's Largest Time Capsule

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Harold Keith Davisson vowed 1975 would never to be forgotten when he built a 45-ton vault beneath a dirt mound, sealed with an eclectic assortment of 5,000 eclectic items inside, like a pair of bikini panties, a men's aquamarine leisure suit with stitched yellow flowers, and the cheapest car he could find at the time--a brand-new Chevy Vega. Due to some disputes with other time preservers, he built a second pyramid-style time capsule (and a second entombed car) atop the first in 1983, so there'd be no question as to whose was the largest. Something tells us this one'll be easier to find than the old shoe box you buried in your backyard.

World's Largest Time Capsule
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World's Largest Time Capsule

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Harold Keith Davisson vowed 1975 would never to be forgotten when he built a 45-ton vault beneath a dirt mound, sealed with an eclectic assortment of 5,000 eclectic items inside, like a pair of bikini panties, a men's aquamarine leisure suit with stitched yellow flowers, and the cheapest car he could find at the time--a brand-new Chevy Vega. Due to some disputes with other time preservers, he built a second pyramid-style time capsule (and a second entombed car) atop the first in 1983, so there'd be no question as to whose was the largest. Something tells us this one'll be easier to find than the old shoe box you buried in your backyard.