Time capsule from North Pole washes up in Ireland

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Conor McClory and Sophie Curran spotted the time capsule in Donegal after it washed in from the North Pole.

A time capsule from the North Pole washed up in Ireland.

Conor McClory and Sophie Curran spotted the metal object as they were checking the sea conditions for surfing in Donegal.

The pair found that the capsule had been tossed into the Arctic Ocean by the crew of a Russian ship in 2018 although McClory had initially feared that it could be a bomb.

He told the Donegal Daily newspaper: "When I saw it, first I thought it was a steel pipe of a ship, then I lifted it and saw there was engraving on it. I thought it was a bomb then. When I saw the date on it I thought it could be somebody's ashes, so I didn't open it."



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