Huge crop circle in Italy

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This magnificent crop circle appeared last night in Poirino, Italy.

Known as the "LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) Clock" crop circle, it's either the result of extraterrestrials, a beam weapon, or master crop circle maker Francesco Grassi and colleagues who are profiled in the fantastic book "L'arte Di Stupire" ("The Art of Amazement") by Boing Boing friends and collaborators Ferdinando Buscema and Mariano Tomatis!

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  1. Some of the people who make these (I know some) do pay the farmers. Others don't. The real funny thing is the UFO people who claim it's done by aliens because the artists can't own up to it publicly because they might be prosecuted for vandalism. On the other hand, sometimes the farmers are paid for the crops and to tell a story about lights over the field or some other extraterrestrial story, for extra giggles.

  2. This is definitely proof of something.

  3. I for one welcome our crop-trampling alien overlords.

  4. Yes, the entire English-speaking population that has been using this particular colloquialism for decades should stop and use your idea now.

  5. Hi, I'm one of the Italian circlemakers who did this (also a science journo by day). Yes, the farmer was compensated. Details here in Italian.

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