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How to
read the new polar clock in crops? A seven-fold division for
“3.14” on the pi day of July 22, or a twelve-fold division for
“7-2-5” on July 25? ____
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This
new crop picture shows a “keyhole” in the shape of a “polar
clock” like on a smart watch. Its three rings read *
“3-point-1-4” *on the pi day of *July 22*. It
is called that because (22 / 7) = 3.1428 and is almost equal to
pi = 3.1416. The central basket weave of this crop picture is
just a humorous feature, based on the word pun “pi” versus
“pie”. Thus it resembles a cross-hatched apple pie!

Three angles of rotation from this polar clock may be measured
as 65^{o}, 150^{o}, 200^{o} for three
digits of pi as “1”, “3” or “4”. One would expect angles of 51^{o},
154^{o} or 206^{o} for *seven* equal
divisions of a circle. Crop angles for digits “3” and “4” are
close, but crop angle for digit “1” is far off.

One
might also try to read this polar clock by flipping the entire
picture upside-down and left-to-right, then dividing it into a
*twelve*-hour clock face. Now we can see three
numbers of “7”, “2” or “5” with theoretical angles of 210^{o},
60^{o} or 150^{o}. These fit better to measured
angles of 200^{o }, 65^{o} or 150^{o}.
In this case, we might be reading a date of *“7-25”*
or *July 25*.

When
studied on Google Earth, the landscape near this new crop
picture resembles a “rescue dolphin” which is wearing a “pi
clock” on its back! Again we see a humorous feature based on sea
animals. Two other recent crop pictures showed a “tiger grouper”
at Forest Hill, or a “tiger shark” at Roydon. We wait
expectantly for July 25 to see what happens next.

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Red
Collie**