In an attempt to explain crop circles that have been popping up in Australian poppy fields, Lara Giddings (the attorney general of the island state of Tazmania) has come up with one of the funniest theories ever...
Wallabies all strung out on the opium plants they were eating, get all stoned and start hopping around in circles.
Reporting to the Aussie parliament on the security of the poppy crop, which supplies 50% of the world's medicinal opium (used in morphine and other painkillers), Giddings claims that Wallabies and other critters eat the intoxicating plant and make a mess of the place.
"The one interesting bit that I found recently in one of my briefs on the poppy industry was that we have a problem with wallabies entering poppy fields, getting as high as a kite and going around in circles."
She claimed that the rest of the circles where caused by human hoaxes.
Whether or not this is true (and judging by the many afternoons I had in my ill spent formative years getting a variety of household pets stoned I do not doubt the claims), I think it is a bit of a stretch for one to have to explain crop circles off as nothing more that the intoxicated stumbling of a few strung out woodland creatures.
Seriously folks... is it so freaking hard to buy into aliens actually being behind these freaking things?