This is the kind of item that gets a professional surveyor excited.
The DNR's Matt Dontz found this original cedar survey post in a stream near Atlanta, in Montmorency County recently. The General Land Office of the U.S. government did the survey of Michigan's townships in 1850. The post was set to mark a section, or quarter corner and were driven into the ground each half-mile. It was preserved by the water, Forestry and Surveying experts agree the find is extremely rare, even with today's GPS technology.
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Newser reminds us we've gone from smartphones to smart watches to smart glasses and now...smart rings. The "Smarty Ring," can be used to tell time and control your smartphone (meaning you can get the above-mentioned notifications on it, or use it to make and receive calls) is available for $175 after a successful crowdfunding campaign, Ars Technica reports. Read more about it here.
Let these acts serve as a friendly reminder to be careful out there...
Once upon a time, film legend Jimmy Stewart went on The Tonight Show and read a poem about his dog, Beau. And it just might be the best, funniest, most heartwarming poem written about a dog. Ever. We dare you to make it to the end without crying.
ThinkGeek.com says this laser-guided pizza cutter is a perfect gift for pizza lovers. They also admit, it is pretty awesome technology all on its own. The laser/flashlight scope attachment projects a line on your pizza so with a steady hand and a good eye you can have straight cuts every time. That means there's less time wasted arguing about whose slice is bigger and more time to enjoy the deliciousness. Mmm. Cheesy goodness. Slice up!