Saturday, September 25, 1999 Published at 12:09 GMT 13:09 UK
Millennium mementoes hit the shops
What would your time capsule say about you?
Millennium time capsules have gone on sale in UK stores - but shoppers have less than 100 days to decide what to put into them.
Millennium mugs, millennium champagne, and furry millennium bugs have filled the shelves - and now, of course, shoppers can make their small mark on history with millennium time capsules.
The shop expects them to sell well as stocking-fillers and Christmas presents.
Designer Robert Erskine said: "What better way to become famous in the future?
"If someone discovers your time capsule in the future, no matter how ordinary you think it is, it's actually a unique insight into who you are."
But what would you put in it?
Designer Richard Knight suggested a diagram of the wheel, "to stop people reinventing it in the future", a Barbie doll "for men to worship and women to understand", and two magnifying glasses, "because it took Galileo such a long while to work out how to make a telescope".
Time capsules are already being buried across the country.
One built into the wall of a new study centre in Yeovil College, Yeovil, Somerset contained newspapers, magazines, CDs, a letter from former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown and a National Lottery scratchcard.
The most popular choice of book to be preserved for future generations was The Bible, but a video of television series Only Fools and Horses was also a popular choice.
Also suggested in the survey were a National Lottery ticket, a newspaper, a Spice Girls CD, and a picture of Prime Minister Tony Blair.