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Mysterious 'Fairy Circles' in African Desert Get New Explanation

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, habitat, nature )

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The bizarre circular patches of bare land called "fairy circles" in the grasslands of Africa's Namib Desert have defied explanation, with hypotheses ranging from ants to termites to grass-killing gas that seeps out of the soil...

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Carlene D. (239)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:38 am

Bruno Moreira (61)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:49 am

Erika M. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:35 am
I still think its fairies!

Jae A. (320)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:48 am
They certain are strange ,a mystery....If anyone finds a follow up on this as to what is causing them I hope they'll share that with us also. Thanks Frans for the sharing of this unusual 'sight'/'discovery'.

S S. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:07 pm
Thank you.

Malgorzata Zmuda (195)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:19 pm

Marija Mohoric (42)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:22 pm
Thank you for sharing.

Jane J. (3)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:25 pm

Beth Tatum (95)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:33 pm
I'll stick with the fairy stories!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:41 pm
The universe is a beautiful but violent place.

David C. (241)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:44 pm

Katie K. (70)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:03 pm
I like the idea of us having fairy circles. I have a small doorway on my kitchen windowsill that is said to let the fairies in and out of ones home at will. Never hurts to dream.

Thomas B. (1)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:12 pm
Obviously caused by the spread of gay rights!

Colleen L. (3)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:58 pm
Interesting. Thanks Frans

Mariette G. (175)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:59 pm
Interesting, thanks Frans!

Marlene dinkins (267)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:05 pm
noted Frans!!!!! interesting!!!!!! grazie!!!!

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:12 pm
Interesting, thx

. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:16 pm

Tudor Matei (1)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:17 pm

Joanne Dixon (36)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:28 pm
I will go with the fairies; although I con't post a picture here, check this one out:

(I put the copyright owner's name on it)

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:49 pm
Mother Nature has so many wonderful secrets to unfold for us. We just need to ask the right questions.

Jeremy S. (3)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:06 pm
A fascinating article about an intriguing phenomenon. And an interesting comment in the article--just ask a local, and they might just *tell* a researcher exactly where the circles come from, without all the need for experiments. But perhaps that's already been done; the article didn't make that clear.

Dianne D. (491)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:27 pm
Bazaar. It will be interesting to see if it really is termintes.

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:05 pm
Fascinating and intriguing.

James Maynard (84)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:32 pm

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:22 pm
Love circle?

Keith H. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 1:27 am
Thank you.

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:36 am
How lovely if it were fairies

Mari 's (1356)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:17 am
Thx great news! I knew fairies could not do such destruction.

John Gregoire (293)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:48 am
Anxious to gear an explanation -thanks!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:04 am
Really interesting. I love crop circles too.

Connie O. (51)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:32 am
Actually, I would hope it is fairies!

JOSE Honr (0)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 10:12 pm

Melania Padilla (197)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 9:38 am
There is so much we donīt know! Thanks for posting....
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