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The discovery of a mud-caked glass bottle on the beach by a nine-year-old girl turned out to in fact be a 37-year-old message in a bottle. 

From Japan and beause it had been in the water for almost four decades - it made its way to where the child was enjoying a a family day out in a Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Abbie Graham, of Keaau, and her parents Angie and John Graham said they were initially sceptical that the object was anything other than litter.

"I thought it was trash, and she thought it was treasure," John Graham told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

The family took the bottle with them, and they eventually discovered Abbie's suspicions that they had discovered a message in a bottle were correct.

"A couple days later we opened it up, and it was from Japan," Abbie recalled.

The note inside the bottle was authored by the Chiba Prefectural Choshi High School Natural Science Club in Japan. The message was printed in English, Spanish and Japanese.

"This bottle was thrown into the sea off the coast of Choshi, Japan, in July 1984," the note read.

In the letter the finder was asked to get into contact with the club with information including the coordinates where the bottle was discovered. It said the bottle was part of an "ocean current investigation".

The family said they have not yet been able to get into contact with the authors of the message.

"We looked online, but the website is all in Japanese, so we couldn't read anything," John Graham said. "So we figured we'd just maybe laminate it and send it back to the school at the address they gave us. We figure the people who sent it have got to be 50/55 years-old by now."

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The Coronas announce Killarney gig

It’s not Christmas in Killarney without The Coronas making an appearance at the Gleneagle INEC Arena and they return for what has become an annual gig on December 28. Following on from 18 months of an enforced break from live shows and dealing with an unfortunate band-name given the pandemic, they persevered and released their […]

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It’s not Christmas in Killarney without The Coronas making an appearance at the Gleneagle INEC Arena and they return for what has become an annual gig on December 28.

Following on from 18 months of an enforced break from live shows and dealing with an unfortunate band-name given the pandemic, they persevered and released their new album in August 2020.

‘True Love Waits’ was an instant success and secured the No. 1 spot in the Irish charts beating Taylor Swift and Fontaines DC. The album also became the fastest selling Irish album of 2020.

The three-piece band, Danny O’Reilly, Graham Knox, and Conor Egan from Dublin, have released five studio albums and are renowned as one of the best live Irish acts and have become an integral part of the Christmas line-up in the Gleneagle INEC Arena, Killarney.

Tickets from €35.50 for their Gleneagle INEC Arena gig went on sale on Thursday from www.inec.ie.

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Man finds ancient shark teeth!

A hurricane left a parting gift for one beach walker – a 10cm long fossilized megalodon tooth. Millions of years-old and 21m in length with razor-sharp 17cm fangs, the prehistoric shark had the greatest biting power of any known animal to ever wander or swim the Earth, which was quite the spectacle in its time. “It’s something […]

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A hurricane left a parting gift for one beach walker – a 10cm long fossilized megalodon tooth.

Millions of years-old and 21m in length with razor-sharp 17cm fangs, the prehistoric shark had the greatest biting power of any known animal to ever wander or swim the Earth, which was quite the spectacle in its time.

“It’s something so ancient,” Jacob Danner, who made the discovery, said. “You pick up something that’s millions of years old from a creature on the planet, and it takes you back to that childlike fascination of dinosaurs and all the mysteries that are only hinted at when we read about them.”

An avid collector and historian, Danner refers to himself more as a hobbyist than an expert. In his most fruitful venture, he said he once found 33 different shark teeth in a two-hour period. However, prior to this summer, he had never come across a megalodon tooth since moving to the coastal area last January.

But even more incredible than his megalodon find? It was his second such discovery in less than a month.
Just three weeks earlier, Danner had found his first-ever megalodon tooth, a long-awaited uncovering that he said almost made him feel guilty.

“The first one that I found, I think it was like June 17 or 18, I just froze and looked around like I was walking on the sidewalk and came across a $100 bill,” he said. “There’s part of it that’s a surprise and another part of it that feels guilty, not sure how to feel. I looked and was just holding it, turning it in my hands.”

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