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40-metre profanity spotted from space
Strange goings-on in Yorkshire
NSFW Here's a Friday poser for you: you're a member of a highly-advanced alien civilisation and have just travelled to Earth in your hyperdrive-powered craft intending to enjoy a long-weekend break. The trouble is, you can't decide whether to: a) nip over to rural Idaho, abduct a farmhand and anally probe him before modifying his DNA and dumping him back on the highway; or b) pop down to Billingley in Yorkshire and leave a cryptic message for humanity in a corn field…
Well, it beats crop circles for crowd-pleasing entertainment value. Quite who Eddie is and why his name is writ large in rural England, we'll leave that to readers to explain.
Those of you with Google Earth can have a closer look here (.kmz file). The less highly-evolved can try Google Maps here or should look a couple of hundred metres west of the aforementioned village of Billingley. ®
The plot thickens
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