Man reunited with digital camera he lost at the beach months earlier

By Amanda Kabbabe, Buzz60

If you're into scavenger hunts, you'll love this.

A man was out on the beach with his daughters in the UK when he came across this tattered camera.

As most curious – ok nosy – people do, he took it home and used a pair of pliers to pull out its memory card.

The camera was in pretty terrible condition, so he was surprised that the memory card actually worked and showed hundreds of photos of this guy in different locations around the world.

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5 of the best archaeological discoveries in recent history
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5 of the best archaeological discoveries in recent history

1. Dead Sea scrolls

Beginning in 1947, one of the most important discoveries of the 20th Century occurred along the steep cliffs and desert caverns, which are located near the Dead Sea.

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1. Dead Sea scrolls

During the spring, Bedouin goat shepherds stumbled upon several ancient jars that contained seven unique manuscripts while searching a cave for a lost goat.

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1. Dead Sea scrolls

A worker of the Israeli Antiquity Authority sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls which includes biblical verses in a preservation laboratory of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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2. Mummies of Pompeii

A restorer works on a petrified victim of the eruption of Vesuvius volcano in 79 BC, as part of the restoration work and the study of 86 casts in the laboratory of Pompeii Archaeological Site, on May 20, 2015 in Pompeii.


2. Mummies of Pompeii

Frozen in time and entombed in a shell of volcanic ash, the victims of Pompeii have been preserved by the same tragedy that ended their lives nearly 2,000 years ago.

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2. Mummies of Pompeii

The once-thriving Roman city of Pompeii was destroyed by the powerful, volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D., a disaster that has allowed pieces of the ancient Roman way of life to survive throughout the ages.

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2. Mummies of Pompeii

The cracked skull of a victim of the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano, near Pompeii, Italy, which erupted in AD 79. Pompeii was buried in ash and other volcanic products known as a pyroclastic flow, which preserved much of what is visible today. Bodies covered in ash decomposed, leaving a void which was later filled with plaster to produce a cast of the body shape and features preserved by the ash.

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2. Mummies of Pompeii

Following the eruption, a massive landslide sent a deluge of mud and debris down the mountainside at immense speeds, burying the city and its doomed inhabitants. It was eventually lost to time and forgotten.

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3. Oetzi the Iceman

The mummy of an iceman named Otzi, discovered on 1991 in the Italian Schnal Valley glacier, is on display at the Archaeological Museum of Bolzano on February 28, 2011 during an official presentation of the reconstrution. Visitors will get to see Iceman Oetzi under a new light starting on March 1 at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the mummy's discovery. Based on three-dimensional images of the mummy's skeleton as well as the latest forensic technology, a new model of the living Oetzi has been created by Dutch experts Alfons and Adrie Kennis.

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3. Oetzi the Iceman

Oetzi the Iceman is one of the oldest natural mummies in the world, with estimates putting his time of death nearly 5,300 years ago. In addition, Oetzi is one of the oldest homicide victims ever discovered.


3. Oetzi the Iceman

By examining the well preserved body, which had been encased in the glacial ice of the mountainous region, scientists discovered Oezti was felled by an arrow after an X-ray of his corpse.

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3. Oetzi the Iceman

Due to the violent nature of his death and a series of tragedies over the years involving many of the Iceman's researchers, Oetzi, like some Egyptian mummies, comes with theories of his own legendary curse.

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4. Frozen woolly mammoths

Unearthed from her icy tomb off the northern coast of Siberia in 2010, the best preserved woolly mammoth ever discovered has become the focus of exciting new possibilities in paleontology and genetic science.

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4. Frozen woolly mammoths

The carcass of a well-preserved baby mammoth, named Lyuba, is seen during a media preview in Hong Kong April 10, 2012. Lyuba, whose carcass is 40,000 years old, was found by a reindeer herder in Yamal Peninsula in Russia in 2007. She will be exhibited at IFC Mall in Hong Kong on April 12.

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4. Frozen woolly mammoths

 A detail view of the eye of Lyuba, the world's most complete mammoth, is seen before going on public display at Natural History Museum on May 19, 2014 in London, England. The baby mammoth, measuring 85 centimetres tall and 130 centimetres long, was discovered in Siberia, Russia in May 2007 by reindeer herder Yuri Khudi and his sons whilst searching for wood along the Yuribei River some 42,000 years after the one month old mammoth died. Lyuba, named after Yuri's wife and meaning love in Russia, is on public display at the Natural History Museum from 23 May until 7 September 2014.

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4. Frozen woolly mammoths

A child points to the carcass of the world's most well-preserved baby mammoth named Lyuba being displayed in a shopping mall in Hong Kong on May 4, 2012. Discovered in the permafrost of Russia's Yamal Peninsula in 2007 by a reindeer herder, the female baby mammoth named Lyuba remained almost fully intact with organs and eyelashes preserved.


5. Ancient plants resurrected from icy graves

Even without the use of genetic research, another ancient biological lifeform was discovered after being freed from a 400-year-old ice tomb, due to the retreating Teardrop Glacier on the Canadian Ellesmere Island.

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5. Ancient plants resurrected from icy graves

Further research indicated that mosses, dated to be between 400 and 600 years old, had resumed growing after being freed after centuries of being buried under the ice.

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The man who found the camera decided to take to Facebook to find the mystery bearded owner.

He asked people to share his post, and eventually found out it belonged to 49-year-old Andy Wagstaff.

Andy was ecstatic that his camera was found. He said he loaned it to a friend who lost it while out for a swim in the ocean.

When he heard the camera was lost, his response was simply "that's that" ... which is way nicer than I would ever be if someone lost years and years of my photos.

But hey, karma found its way, and now Andy no longer has to struggle with "pics or it didn't happen" when he tries to tell his friends about the time he went mountain climbing in India.

He's got the pictures now to prove it!

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