It's an exciting fact that you truly never know when a bit of lucky fortune will fall into your lap. Some people find breathtaking works of art hidden inside the walls of their home, and other people find ancient Roman coins buried in their backyard. You really never know when you're going to stumble across some good luck, and these people are definitely proof of that.
Coming in second to the Volga River, the Danube River is the second largest river in all of Europe.
The Danube is so long that it actually cuts through ten various countries. In fact, the Danube cuts right through Vienna, the capital city of Austria. This young boy was fishing along this infamous river when he realized that there was more to be found in the water than just the fish.
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On this particular day, the boy joined his father on a sailing adventure down the Danube.
This picturesque journey was one that the father and son duo had taken plenty of times before. Luckily, the weather that day was ideal for a pleasant day of bonding on the water.
The young boy and his father spent the day in peace.
They cruised along the water, making sure to wave to other boats as they passed them by. The pair had only been sailing for a short amount of time when the boy asked his father to slow down a bit. Close by, something strange was floating in the water.
The father began to move the boat closer, but he had no clue what was in the water.
The objects may have been strange, but they could tell that they were indeed tiny scraps of paper. But there wasn't anyone around them, so how did little pieces of paper end up in the river?
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With his father's protective eyes watching him, the boy jumped into the river.
As he began to get closer, the boy realized that there must have been hundreds of rectangular pieces of paper in the water. As soon as the boy was able to get his hands on one, he looked down and screamed for his dad.