A Curious Experiment

An empty bottle being tightly corked and the top of the cork covered with sealing-wax to distinguish the end upon being fixed to a deep sea-line, and sunk, the bottom downwards to the depth of 100 fathoms was repeatedly found on being drawn up filled with water, and the cork inverted and firmly fixed in the neck of the bottle.

The experiments were made at the depth of 100 fathoms, and therefore it was not ascertained whether the same effects would have been produced at a less depth. A solution of the causes of so unforeseen a phenomenon would be interesting to the public.

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