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Message in Bottle Gets a Reply, 23 Years Later

Zoe Averianov dropped bottle in North Sea in 1990 at age 10

(Newser) - A UK woman got a pretty unexpected Christmas card this holiday season—a response to a 23-year-old message in a bottle she'd dropped in the North Sea as a child. While on a ferry from England to Belgium in 1990, Zoe Lemon—now Zoe Averianov—wrote a note explaining,... More »

Pen Pals Meet After 55 Years of Letters

Australian woman visits US for the first time

(Newser) - Linda Martin and Wendy Norrie have been writing to each other for 55 years, ever since Norrie's fourth-grade teacher started a pen pal project in 1958. On Monday, they met for the first time. Norrie, who lives in Australia, mentioned in a recent letter to Martin that she was... More »

Breivik to US Pen Pal: How Can We Work Together?

Mass. man hails gunman's 'moral conscience'

(Newser) - A Massachusetts "pen pal" of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik has stepped forward to publicly declare his esteem for the gunman and his battle against "cultural Marxism and the Islamization of Norway." Kevin Forts, 23, made the front page of Norway newspaper VG, which printed excerpts from... More »

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