A lot has happened in the last 100 years. Cars... airplanes... medicine, or most importantly; iPhones. But a small Norweigan town is about to find out what they thought was important in 1912 when they first buried a Time Capsule that was to "be Opened in 2012."
The nearly seven-pound package was left behind by Sel's former mayor Johan Nygaard with the disclaimer that the parcel "be opened in 2012." The town plans to open the sealed and bound package on Friday.
It has survived two world wars and reportedly was almost thrown out twice during clear-out operations through the decades.
Some speculate the package contains historical documents, and the town council hopes it contains a "sheaf of oil shares" that could benefit the community.
"Or maybe it's the Blue Star diamond from the Titanic, which sank in 1912," Voldheim joked.
This is the only kind of Time Capsule that I'm familiar with.