Iceberg Mystery In The Antarctic

Posted by on January 25th, 2011

While it might not be as interesting as a skeleton melting out of an iceberg, a single wood block floating on top of an iceberg within the no compass region around the magnetic south pole has people scratching their heads.

This lonely piece of timber was spotted on the top of a small berg at 66 degrees south, just north of Commonwealth Bay.

Wildlife watchers near Aurora Australis’ bridge first thought it was a relaxing seal but it was soon apparent it was rectangular in shape.

The numerous suggestions by readers are a fun read. My favorite so far:

The real question “isn’t how did it get there?” but “what are the penguins building?”.

[ABC News Australia]

3 Responses to “Iceberg Mystery In The Antarctic”

  1. EbonNebula Says:

    It’s obviously a piece of post modern performance art. The proportions and placement of the wooden block clearly represents the subjugation of the working class. The fact that it’s sitting on top of the iceberg rather than floating on it’s own is metaphoric of the upper class’s unnecessary dependency on consumerism.

  2. Kris Sheppard Says:

    I bet Leo Laporte put it there.

  3. mcsween.david Says:

    trees grow funny down there, due to lack of those round bags that environmetalist put around seedlings. They actually encourage the formation of a round trunk. No environmentalists = square trees.