This piece of wood was found floating around in the middle of nowhere on an iceberg. How it got there no one knows and its pretty baffling.
The block of wood and the iceberg it was attached to was found 66 degrees south and just a tad north of Commonwealth Bay. It was spotted by wildlife watchers near Aurora Australis’ bridge. It was first assumed as a seal resting on the iceberg, but then they realized that it was a rectangular piece.
What is also interesting is that the area is near the non-magnetic south pole. The geomagnetic field line are vertical rather than lying across the planet from pole to pole. This area creates a void where compasses don’t work.
No one seems to have a real theory about how this block landed on and continues to float around on this iceberg yet. It is definitely baffling.
Learn Something Fun: The word iceberg comes from the Dutch ijsberg which means "ice hill".