100 Year-Old Mystery Package Set To Be Opened…

I’m a complete sucker for these type of stories:


Basically, in Norway a man by the name of Johan Nygard left a package for the mayor of his town with the written instructions on the front to not open it until today, August 24th 2012.  He claimed that the contents of the package would “benefit and delight future generations.”

Will they?  Or will they find assorted junk?

If you’re curious, you can check it out for yourself:



Here’s an article from Forbes online that details what was discovered inside the package.


Perhaps the most surprising thing is that it wasn’t actually wrapped up in 1912 as originally thought.  It appears items were added to the package before it was turned in around 1920.  Regardless, though the contents might not be “earth-shattering”, they are nonetheless interesting and do give a window on events occurring in that corner of the world roughly one hundred years ago.

A fun, interesting story!

2 thoughts on “100 Year-Old Mystery Package Set To Be Opened…”

  1. Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

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