Published by Business Insider, written by Shlomo Sprung, Friday 20th July, 2012,
You may laugh or scoff when you see an old man on the beach using his metal detector, but there have been some pretty incredible finds over the years.
The first recorded use of the metal detector was in 1881, when Alexander Graham Bell tried to find a bullet lodged in President James A. Garfield’s chest. It became a little more prevalent in the 1920’s before being fairly widely used during World War II.
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