My Count of Monte Cristo experiment is over!
You know that recent film adaptation (totally entertaining, but it butchered the book) of The Count of Monte Cristo? In it, Dantes and Mercedes do it on the beach before he gets screwed over and goes to prison. During that amazing scene of romance (gag me), he gives Mercedes a ring made out of string.
Later, when he confronts her twenty years later, she's STILL WEARING IT.
I wanted to see how long the string would actually last, so I've been wearing a string bracelet since the middle of last summer.
It completely disintegrated today. It took about ten months. Bite me, Mercedes. Your ring is FAKE!