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.
TheChive.com says, "leave it to a 5-year-old kid to be the best example of humanity on the planet." The boy they are referring to is Jack Scoble, who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Jack also underwent a kidney transplant himself a year ago.
And here is the heartwarming video from Matthew that motivated Jack to create the video response above.
Seven-year-old Matthew Pietrzyk, from Glenfield, Leicestershire, was born with a rare genetic disorder that has damaged his kidneys. In a bid to find a living kidney donor and to raise awareness of organ donation, his mother Nicola uploaded a picture of Matthew to Facebook, appealing for a million people to 'like' the image. Like Matthew's Facebook page here.