ST. JOHN’S, NFLD
A massive Dyck-shaped iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland has gone viral this week, as iceberg lovers claim they’ve never seen anything like it before.
“Icebergs come in all shapes and sizes,” said iceberg aficionado Arthur B. Friesen. “I’ve seen a couple Reimers and a few Pletts. Most commonly they’re just Bergs. But this is the very first time I’ve seen a Dyck-shaped iceberg.”
The iceberg most closely resembles Mr. Abe J. Dyck of Gruensteinthal, Saskatchewan, a province not known for its icebergs.
“We’re not sure how Mr. Dyck made it all the way from Saskatchewan to Newfoundland,” said Friesen. “Usually the migration pattern goes the other direction.”
Thousands of photographers have flocked to the Newfoundland coast to get a snapshot, which some are finding rather amusing.
“Frankly, it’s offensive,” said Friesen. “There’s nothing funny about Dyck-shaped icebergs. It’s a rarity, I’ll admit that, but it shouldn’t be a source of amusement.”
Others have said the iceberg looks nothing like a Dyck and that people are just “seeing what they want to see.”
“Quite frankly, he looks a lot more like an Unger to me,” said one disappointed observer. “But maybe that’s just because he’s melted a little by now.”
More than 100,000 photos of the Dyck-berg have been posted on Instagram, making it the most photographed Dyck in human history.