Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wow! That's a real big'un!

Crop circles might be known for their beauty and paranormal allure, but the giant phalluses etched into the field of a New Zealand high school hold no such mystique. Fairfield College, in the North Island town of Hamilton, has been snapped by satellite cameras with six huge penises burnt into the grass. The x-rated images, immortalised on the website Google Earth, were spotted by Kiwi David McQuoid while scanning the neighbourhood online looking for a property.

"At first I thought it was a large piece of artwork," he said of the shot, which shows cartoon-like phalluses of various sizes, some several metres across.

Publicity around the so-called Fairfield Phalluses has embarrassed the school's acting principal who told the Waikato Times it was hard enough to deal with when the prank was pulled back in 2009. It happened over a weekend but it wasn't until the grass died off bit by bit that phallic symbols started to pop up around the school grounds.

Every week another crude image revealed itself, much to the dismay of staff.

"There's not really much we could do about it," he told the newspaper. "The caretaker took some more weedkiller and tried to camouflage it a bit."

The Acting Prinicipal said the culprits were never caught and the prank would no doubt have passed into schoolboy folklore had it not been captured by Google Maps.

The Acting Principal's name is: Gerhard van Dyk. Does anyone think that some of the students may have been seending Mr van Dyk an artistic message?


LindaG said...


Can't hide anything from satellites.

Sharon said...

If that is all the school has to worry about, I think they must be in pretty good shape, LOL!

JohnD said...

I saw this article on Facebook and thought it was just so hilarious - what a prank! Harmless really. I believe they've fixed the grassed areas but the uplink still appears on google maps - haven't searched it, no time to do so.

Jim said...

Hilarious, John! Kids will be kids! The exact same thing happened to us a few years ago, except that our cars were involved in the 'artwork'. I pissed off a couple of the neighbours kids because I complained to their parents about inappropriate behavior.
Thanks for dropping by today. There is a whole lot I am not aware of in Australia's history.