Friday, June 26, 2009

BBC: 'Stoned wallabies make crop circles'

I suppose truth is indeed stranger than fiction. As we attempted to create false news stories yesterday, the Beeb outdid us all with this one.

"The one interesting bit that I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy industry was that we have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles," Lara Giddings told the hearing. "Then they crash," she added. "We see crop circles in the poppy industry from wallabies that are high." ...Some people believe the mysterious circles that appear in fields in a number of countries are created by aliens. Others put them down to a human hoax.
Yes, there were the ones in England created by a couple of older gentlemen after downing several pints, but I love this one even more. It is not often one can put the words "aliens" and "stoned wallabies" in a single post.