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Old 03.01.2012, 14:53
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A 48-year-old Swiss was astonished to receive a letter this Christmas from South Africa in reply to a message in a bottle he first set adrift on the river Rhine 30 years ago.

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Old 03.01.2012, 19:15
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

It was sent to his local tax authorities!

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Old 03.01.2012, 19:20
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

Imagine the bottle was sent 30y ago by an african and it arrived in Basel by the miracle of the Rhein. They'd send it back with a fine for illegal immigration.
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Old 03.01.2012, 19:21
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

so this explains why The Local is always a bit behind on the news?
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Old 03.01.2012, 19:26
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

funny thing the guy never left his village and the bottle crossed the oceans several times.
Also it's written: "Werner Kühnis said he now intened to contact the woman in Cape Town to find out more about the reappearance of his bottled message." (or sender!?) Is that like a flirting attempt?
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Old 03.01.2012, 19:39
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funny thing the guy never left his village and the bottle crossed the oceans several times.
Also it's written: "Werner Kühnis said he now intened to contact the woman in Cape Town to find out more about the reappearance of his bottled message." (or sender!?) Is that like a flirting attempt?
Yes yes, it's the Swiss version of a blind date.
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Old 03.01.2012, 19:41
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Yes yes, it's the Swiss version of a blind date.
Future news from The Local:

Expat caught littering thousands of bottles into the Limmat in hopes of scoring a date in Switzerland



I've got some work to do
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Old 03.01.2012, 20:40
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It was sent to his local tax authorities!

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About "don't forget to tip your waitresses"
tip them in which direction?
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Old 03.01.2012, 20:41
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funny thing the guy never left his village and the bottle crossed the oceans several times.
Also it's written: "Werner Kühnis said he now intened to contact the woman in Cape Town to find out more about the reappearance of his bottled message." (or sender!?) Is that like a flirting attempt?
That booty call came 30 years too late.
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Old 03.01.2012, 20:54
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

The note was a message to his neighbour complaining about the mop in the laundry room being placed an inch to the left of where it normally sits.

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Future news from The Local:

Expat caught littering thousands of bottles into the Limmat in hopes of scoring a date in Switzerland



I've got some work to do
Sorry but I am not considering myself as a expat
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Old 07.01.2012, 01:24
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Sorry but I am not considering myself as a expat
Then why are you throwing so many bottles?
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Old 07.01.2012, 01:53
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

Just try to but theme to a good use
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Old 07.01.2012, 14:44
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

And early Saturday afternoon the mod but Brookdai back in the bottle ,corked it and but it where it belongs
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Re: Swiss message in bottle found in Africa after 30 years

It was a prank.

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However, the truth has since come out: rather than working its way to South Africa on its own, the bottle got a little help. People in Germany found the it on the shore of Lake Constance and thought it would be a hoot if a friend flying back to Cape Town answered its message from there.
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