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.
Remember that goofy song from your childhood, "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"? Huffington Post's Captain Gadget blogged that very soon, it might be a reminder of all the places on your body where you're wearing miniature computers. Enter, the Google Shoe. Recently, at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Google unveiled an early prototype of motion-sensing "smart shoes," with an embedded speaker on the tongue of the shoe that can yell motivation at you when you're being lazy, or encourage you when you're being active.
You can read more about it here, thanks to HuffPo.com