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Old 06-15-2007, 02:10 AM   #1
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Time capsule my a$$.

Someone had the brilliant idea to bury a car 50 years ago in Tulsa Oklahoma. Take a look at this gallery. Cool huh?


Well, they started digging it up this week and what did they find. You decide. Clicky!
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:45 AM   #2
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Cool, I guess. Better than most time capsules. Although I don't really get your "you decide" part, but the first page wouldn't load right, so I guess I'm missing something.

Anyways, something similiar happened near me:

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Nor'easter causes extensive beach erosion across Rhode Island
April 20, 2007

PROVIDENCE, R.I. --A spring nor'easter that stuck Rhode Island's coastline has caused extensive erosion from Westerly to Narragansett, removing entire dunes and exposing boardwalks and cars buried decades ago.

While the storm didn't destroy any homes, it has threatened the stability of several buildings and dumped sand into parking lots. Officials at the Coastal Resources Management Council toured the state Thursday and said they hadn't seen so much erosion since a series of storms hit Rhode Island in 1991.

At Misquamicut beach in Westerly, the pounding surf eroded so much sand that it uncovered old home foundations and cars believed buried by a 1938 hurricane. Workers there spent Thursday scraping sand from roads and parking lots leading to the beach.

The storm left Narragansett's town beach splayed with so many stones that it would be difficult to spread a blanket. Pointed spikes poke up from an area of the beach, part of what town officials believe are remnants of a century old boardwalk that stood before churning surf eroded more than 100 feet of shoreline.

Narragansett Public Works Director Dave Ousterhout said he worried the town lacked enough money for a restoration effort.

"We've talked about getting some help from the experts" at the University of Rhode Island, he said. "If we're going to burn through money quickly, we want to do it right."

Janet Freedman, a CRMC geologist, said gentler currents already were returning some sand to the state's shoreline.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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I heard about this...it's pretty interesting...I would have dug the stuff up like 2 months after burying it

Wait...what happened to the car? Is it covered with a plastic bag or is that rust? lqtm
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:30 AM   #4
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Oh wow...yeah I heard about that. Apparently whoever got closest to guessing the correct population of Tulsa 50 years ago would win the car...but would the microfilm they recored the guesses on even be salvageable now?

And how hard could it be to make a watertight container?
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:33 PM   #5
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Oh $h!t!!! you just remindedme I buried a time capsule in my back yard!


(couldn't see the album :-( )
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:18 PM   #6
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does anyone remember that volvo competition where volvo buried one of thier xc90's suv for the previous pirates of the carribean release? did anyone find that???
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:20 PM   #7
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does anyone remember that volvo competition where volvo buried one of thier xc90's suv for the previous pirates of the carribean release? did anyone find that???
Apparently, nobody did, so they're doing it again. Here's their blog.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:59 PM   #8
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does anyone remember that volvo competition where volvo buried one of thier xc90's suv for the previous pirates of the carribean release? did anyone find that???
Yeah, I remember that well. Not too sur how to take this one thoug, lol.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:39 PM   #9
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I remember reading about this a few months ago. Who ended up winning it?
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:00 PM   #10
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i remember reading about this. the only thing i saw in the second album was a little part of the left taillight in the last pix...either rusted to hell or really dirty
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:04 AM   #11
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pics where on another forum, figured id update this thread. looks to me though, theres a little water damage....
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:16 AM   #12
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It's just a little rusty, it's still good, it's still good!
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