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ATTENTION!!!ATTENTION!!! CROP CIRCES HAVE BEEN REPORTEDLY SEEN POPPING UP IN MANY FARMS AROUND THE COUNTRY!! OH, I'M SORRY, THOSE ARE CORN MAZES!!

Corn mazes are a popular attraction in rural America.  People come from miles around to try their luck at correctly navigating the endless turns, small hills and miles of path to find their way to the exit,  some  being more adapt at navigating than others are.  







   Labyrinths or mazes go back for thousands of years.  The pyramids in Egypt have tunnels that are in the form of a maze or labyrinth.  The design of mazes can also be see in archaeological digs, and as designs on many of the old pottery, walls, and jewelry.  Romans designed a lot of their floors and streets with puzzle patterns.  In fact, in some towns, the pattern of the streets can be laid out in such a way that there is a center circle and then all roads are similar to a maze that lead into it and out of it.  If you don't follow the traffic pattern correctly, one can keep going in circles!
   Growing a maze didn't really become popular until the 15th Century, originating in Europe among it's nobility.  To h…