Aside from messages, I have found many things in bottles. Once, I found 4 used and rolled up tubes of super glue rattling around in an empty plastic bottle. One day I found a receipt from hardware store in Puerto Rico in a bottle. And one of my favorites was a toothbrush—brand new—that fit perfectly inside a plastic sports drink bottle. Was this an improvised carrying case? Or…did I miss something? Was there scrimshaw on the toothbrush?!
Among the fascinating and inscrutable “messages” I’ve found is this dollar bill: