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.
Chris Todd, 35, hails from Bromham, Wiltshireman in the UK. Todd is attempting to walk , yes walk...across the Irish Sea – in a human Hamster Wheel. He plans to zig-zag 66 miles across open water for two days non-stop. He will power his journey with a metal wheel – which he calls a Tredalo – by walking on wire mesh, with two floats either side to act as stabilizers. The charity stunt will see him burn 36,000 calories – almost three weeks worth – during the endurance feat. He will consume a whopping 30 liters of water and munch the equivalent of 60 Mars bars to keep energy levels up. And unlike Lance Armstrong, he says no doping is allowed!