|A 780 ft (240 m) crop circle in the form |
of a double (six-sided) triskelion composed
of 409 circles. Milk Hill, England, 2001.
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 whose existence 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.