Wednesday, 3 April 2013


A 780 ft (240 m) crop circle in the form 
of a double (six-sided) triskelion composed 
of 409 circles. Milk Hill, England, 2001. 
(Source: Wikipedia)
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Crop circles. 
I think most of us have seen the aerial photographs of crop circles (crop formations) in large field from all over the world. They're beautiful and most often intricate designs created by flattening plant stalks. But did you know there is an actual field of study that investigates the formation of crop circles and the practice of creating them? Well, now you do and it's called, cereology. (: 

Other crazy C_ology words:

Cryptozoology: The study of animals whosexistence has not been proven such as mystical creatures like dragons and the Loch Ness Monster.

Characterology: The study or attempted deduction of character in individuals. 
I think most writers are characterologists and don't even know it.

Codicology: The study of early handwritten books.

Campanology: The study of bells, and more specifically, their ringing, casting and turning. 

Funny story, someone tried ringing my bell once. You know the angelic sound that radiates from the bosom of angels whilst string instruments and woodwinds play the song of life and love? 
It was nothing like that.  


  1. is there a condomology? no such thing as 'one size fitzall' ;) lmfao

    1. ROFL!

      I'm done. I can't top that one. *goes to next post*

    2. hey... that was my thought.... too. I am going to sit the corner too.

      Jeremy [Retro]
      AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
      Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

  2. I find crop circles quite fascinating. I wonder if people have come to any conclusions about them.... are they really target points for aliens?

  3. I was sure crop circles had some sort of field dedicated to them. They're so well known. But the same sounds like a study of a certain breakfast meal. Codicology definitely sparked my interest. I write all my books by hand first and the study of early handwritten books peaks my curiousity. Cool choices today Elise.

  4. I can't remember seeing a crop circle as intricate as that. I'm totally open to them being the work of aliens but I just wonder what the aliens get out of it.

  5. Yeah, the one pictured is really detailed.

  6. Even if they are fake, they're still pretty impressive. Probably more so without having a spaceship.

    Moody Writing

  7. In my teenage years I was a camponologist - it's actually fascinating and great fun - then we moved from the village to a large town, so no more bell ringing in the belfry for me.

  8. I want to be a Cryptozoologist when I grow up. There's this giant squid I've been meaning to study...

  9. That crop circle is beautiful. I'd like to go into the field of characterology to study the being who made it.

  10. Crop circles have always interested me. I can't help wondering where they come from. And how whoever made them, made them. :-D

  11. Some people really have too much time on their hands, dragons really? geez haha

  12. I'm really interested in Cryptozoology. That's what I should have done with my life. Geez!

  13. Hahaha. It seems that angelic sound is very rare.

    Love the pic of the crop circle! Now I want to be a cereologist.

  14. the picture of the crop circles is beautiful. From there is looks so precise and delicate.

    Lots of good C words. So many possibilities that I can't even think of what to say.

  15. Great C words. I would love to study crop circles! I think it could be fun.

  16. The detail in that crop circle pic is amazing...aliens or not, it's definitely an art form

  17. Thanks everyone for stopping in! I'm doing my best to get back to everyone's blogs but today is batsh*t crazy for me. But I'm make it over!!!

  18. Someone tried to ring your bell? Were you boxing at the time? :P

    I've heard of cryptozoology, but the rest are new to me.

  19. I used to think about making crop circles. It seems like a lot of work.

  20. Hi Elise,

    Oh yeah, Cryptozoology, Ogopogo, the mighty lake creature of Okanagan Lake in British Columbia is definitely real. Ogopogo could kick 'Nessie's' butt!

    I thought cereology was the study of corn flakes. So thanks for enlightening me!

    And thanks a lot, I know have that song ringing in my head. So, I must start thinking about "Boogie Wonderland" to counteract that song :)

    Does Quasimodo ring a bell?

    Gary :)

  21. I kinda liked the idea that maybe aliens made those circles. I saw one in England a few years ago. Oh, well, another myth shattered. :-)

  22. Some interesting choices today. I think crop circles are interesting, I like the idea of Codicology: The study of early handwritten books from the historical standpoint.

    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

  23. So now I'm wondering... if there is a study of breakfast cereals (as in, corn flakes, bran flakes etc.) what would that be called? Obviously there is no such -ology. Is there?

  24. Whoa... crop circles are soooo crazy!! What an awesome pic girlie!

  25. So there is a science that study us? I should have known that!
    I first thought that cereology studied breakfast cereals.

  26. Great post - I remember in England when they were appearing all the time. Then they stopped appearing, so I guess someone was making them. They seemed far too perfect, tho. Strange.

  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Losing his hearing must have been difficult for your father, given his love of opera.

  28. Codicology sounds like a fun exploit. :D

  29. lolol! Didn't resemble angel stuff at all, huh? Campanology--I think I need a character who is a campanologist. Imagine the confusion if you told someone who were one?

  30. Cerelogy, I wonder how they came up with that, rather than cropcircleology.
    AtoZ #42

  31. Crop circles = aliens, aliens = creeping us out! Haha
    Dani & Jax @ Cover Girls

  32. That crop circle image is lovely. Creepy too, but mostly lovely. Also; I heart that tune. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  33. Cryptozoology: The study of animals whose existence has not been proven such as mystical creatures like dragons and the Loch Ness Monster.--I simply love this one! Elise, thanks so much for your wit. It's a total pick me up :)


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