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Mysterious crop circle appears in wheat field

A mysterious giant crop circle has appeared overnight in a field belonging to a German farmer.

It has attracted thousands of visitors from far and wide who have flocked to the scene to sing, dance and meditate within the ornate design.

One observer said: "I believe you can only rule out, you can only ask yourself, what can be definitely ruled out as a cause for this.

"The newspapers are reporting that it was college students who raked the field, but when you see the elaborate design of the circles from above, that seems very unlikely. Those circles are looking very good."

Another visitor added: "I think it's almost impossible for this to appear overnight, and to do it in such an exact and precise manner. How is this possible?"

Measuring 75 metres in diameter (246 feet), it was discovered by a balloonist flying over the wheat field near Weilheim.

Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the field, told the dpa news agency it was not his creation, but may have been the work of students on summer holiday.

He added he was unsure whether he would be keeping the crop circle.

Man pushes sprout up Snowdon with nose

A West Midlands man is attempting to push a Brussels sprout up Snowdon with his nose.

Stuart Kettell, from Balsall Common, hopes to reach the 1,085m (3,560ft) summit within four days, reports the BBC.

The 49-year-old, who aims to raise at least £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, will replace the sprouts as they fall apart.

He has been training for the event by pushing a sprout around his garden and also had a half-mile trial run on the mountain.

The sprout stunt is Kettell's latest in a series of fundraising challenges, which have included spending a week in a box.

Cameraman Richard Crump, who is filming Kettell's challenge, said: "The first day had been gruelling for Stuart.

"He has no skin on his knees, his neck is hurting and his neck is really tired. But he is still going."

Kettell, a cameraman, has also walked along every street in Coventry on stilts and ran in a giant hamster wheel.

So far he has raised more than £40,000 for the charity.

"We have had a lot of funny looks," added Crump. "Some people are bemused. A lot of people have recognised him as the sprout man."

Air passengers warned to 'flush drugs'

An Australian airline has apologised after passengers were warned to flush their drugs down the toilet before landing.

An attendant on a Jetstar flight from the Gold Coast to Sydney told passengers that sniffer dogs and inspectors were waiting.

The warning to flush "anything you shouldn't have" reportedly sparked a rush to the toilets, according to the BBC.

Many of the passengers were reportedly returning from the Splendour in The Grass music festival which is held near Byron Bay.

A Jetstar spokesman said "the crew member's words were poorly chosen and plainly at odds with the professional standards we'd expect from our team".

He said the attendant would be reprimanded – but members of the public called for leniency.

Axe flies through car windscreen on highway

A motorist and passenger escaped unscathed after an axe hurtled through their car's windshield along a busy stretch of Massachusetts highway.

The axe became dislodged from the back of a truck just north of Boston and broke the glass of the car behind it before becoming lodged in the dashboard, state police said.

A photo posted on the department's Facebook page showed how close the axe came to hitting the vehicle's passenger.

"Thankfully, the axe only went halfway through the windshield," the post said.

Authorities said the passenger was "shaken up" but not injured. The motorists were not identified.

State police said it was fortunate the driver of the car was obeying the 65mph (105kph) speed limit at the time of the accident.

"If he had been speeding, the increased velocity of his car would have increased the power of the axe's impact, meaning it could very well have gone through the glass and injured his passenger," the Facebook post said.

The driver of the landscaping truck was cited for failure to secure cargo, which carries a $200 fine.

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