The Monolith in Real Life

An Australian journalist, Karen Barlow, has been aboard Aurora Australis as it ventures to Antarctica.  She’s been recording her trip with the usual photos, stories and scientific research on her blog Breaking the Ice.  But one photo, by Jodie Smith, has conspiracy theorists going nuts: a single plank of wood sitting atop an iceberg.

Some are having a good laugh by saying it’s from Noah’s Ark, but perhaps the best one is that it is reminiscent of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Who knows how it got there or why it’s there, but it’s certainly fun to guess.  [via mefi]

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