The New York Post
This lost message probably would not have helped Germany win World War I, but it was one of the few that didn’t reach its destination.
Carrier pigeons boasted a 95% success rate of delivery across Europe during the First World War, according to the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps.
Luckily for historians, one of those occasionally undelivered messages ended up in a field in eastern France, where a retired couple discovered it more than 100 later.
Spotted while the pair were on a walk through a field in the Alsace region, whose border is hugged by Germany, the tiny aluminum capsule, hardly bigger than a thimble, has been called a “super rare” finding.