Pi From Another Planet
Crop circles have been popping up left and right since the 1970s, but the earliest mention of a similar phenomenon was found in a news pamphlet all the way back in the late 1670s. Although they’re nothing new, they manage to capture our attention every time with their large, ornate designs.
In 2008, an extraordinary crop circle appeared in a barley field around Wroughton in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. While it may not be obvious to the untrained eye, astrophysicist Mike Reed claims the design represents the first ten digits of pi. We’ll likely never know whether it was created by our otherworldly friends from space or an artistic prankster, but we appreciate the possible nod to pi.