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There's a coolest display medium for computer graphics a field of living, growing crops. The medium is high resolution and capable of displaying large images viewable from dozens of yards or meters. The subject of crop circles is fascinating in two ways. First, they pose interesting geometric challenges by the limited number of tools that you can typically use when creating such a design in the field, typically under the cover of darkness in a single summer evening. Second, the social phenomena surrounding these designs include a rich mixture of people who create them, who study them, and who vigorously debate a wide variety of conflicting theories regarding their creation and meaning. In this paper, the author looks at some of the interesting geometry behind crop circles and related formations.