Wristwatch Floats 2,900 Kilometers from North Pole

A boy in the Faroe Islands stumbled upon an amazing find on the shore near his home: a black box containing a wristwatch which had originally been buried at the North Pole by polar explorer Joergen Amundsen. Presumably, the watch drifted the approximate 2,900 km south on one of the chunks of ice which frequently break away from the North Pole.

The watch was still working when it was discovered, and it included a letter from Amundsen, who buried the box three years ago.


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