'Fairy circles' of Africa baffle scientists

  1. May 10, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    \http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...rc10.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/05/10/ixworld.html
     
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  3. May 10, 2004 #2

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    These are real enough. Anothert really intresting thing about them is though the soil in the circle is barren there is a ring of soil just putside the circle which is seemingly more fertile than the surrounding soil.

    here's a slightly better article on it:

    http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994833

    It is obviously the work of fairies.
     
  4. May 10, 2004 #3

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    Hmm, I was trying to find some pics of these things, because they sound quite similar to the devils tramping ground I've got up the street.

    Here is one pic I managed to find of a fairy circle

    And a pic of the tramping ground to save you the trouble

    The main difference, from what I read about the fairy circles, there are many of them in africa, whereas this is the only one I know of around here.
     
  5. May 11, 2004 #4
    They just need some fertilizer, is all.
     
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