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Crop Circle Season Is Approaching

What are these hauntingly beautiful and mysterious designs in the fields?  And who makes them?

Since appearing in the media in the 1970s, crop circles have become the subject of speculation by various paranormal, ufological, and anomalistic investigators, ranging from proposals that they were created by freak meteorological phenomena to messages from extraterrestrials.

The location of many crop circles near ancient sites such as Stonehenge, barrows, and chalk horses has led to many New Age belief systems incorporating crop circles, including the beliefs that they are formed in relation to ley lines and that they give off energy that can be detected through dowsing.

Many circles have been faked by humans, but those that weren’t show signs of manipulation that aren’t able to be faked:   Increased radiation levels, nodes in the stalks that are steamed and bent – not broken, as well as other physical phenomina inside them.

The verdict is still out on what these beautiful anomolies are, but one thing is for sure — we’re in store for a very interesting season this year.

If these are indeed the result of solar bursts, radiation in the atmosphere, ground anomalies, then the weird weather, earthquakes, and other shaking meteoroligical events should prove to make some interesting patterns this year.

Crop Circle pictures in the 2009 season:

Crop Circle pictures for the 2010 season:

Note:    The Crop Circle Connector is the most well-respected and oldest site on the Web that first started documenting and recording crop circle pictures.  While the site is hard to navigate, it’s has some awesome information and research there, as well as proposed explanations or interpretations of what some of the circles represent.  Spend a little time there and click around.  You’ll be amazed at some of the earlier pictures and explanations in the early 2000’s.

MONOPOLY Gets a Makeover

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monopolyHasbro has unveiled the design of the new 75th anniversary edition of their classic board game, Monopoly, set to hit stores in fall of 2010. “Monopoly: Revolution Edition” is slick and round instead of dull and square, with debit cards and an ATM instead of paper money and a banker, clear plastic representations of the classic tokens (bye-bye, little boot!), and clips of popular songs (like Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day,” and Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love”) that play after certain actions.

This is not the first game to get a modern reboot (there’s an update to the classic Trivial Pursuit, and Scrabble got a face-lift for its 60th anniversary), but Monopoly’s changes will undoubtedly appeal to the 21st century’s techie youngsters. For one thing, the adjusted-for-inflation prizes are more impressive.

Players can collect $2 million dollars for passing “Go” instead of a mere $200 — practically what the average kid gets for losing a tooth these days. But it’s bound to annoy die-hard fans of the comforting classic version, who might send it directly to jail come next fall. (At least they can take comfort in the fact that Monopoly: Revolution retains the classic Atlantic City-based street system.)

So far, the Internet echo chamber’s biggest criticism focuses on the new version’s tight security. It seems that when it comes to Monopoly, half the fun comes from cheating by stealing from the till when nobody’s looking, a loophole the new version closes with its fancy electronic banking. (However, an electronic banking version has actually been on the market for years.) Surely our nation’s tech-savvy youth will somehow find a way to game the “Monopoly” system, assuming they can be pried away from screens long enough to start a game.

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