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Guinness says Alberta family's corn maze is world's largest QR code
Montreal Gazette ^ | September 7, 2012

Posted on 09/08/2012 10:15:21 AM PDT by Squawk 8888

LACOMBE, Alta. - An Alberta family farm that's become famous for its annual corn mazes has now grown one that's also the world's largest QR code.

The Kraay family near Lacombe say they just got a certificate from Guinness World Records for the code, which measures about 29,000 square metres.

QR codes can be scanned with a smartphone, which then directs users to a website.

The Kraay's code directs people to the website for their mazes.

To prove it works, they flew over their farm in a helicopter and held a phone out the window.

The family has grown corn mazes for the past 13 years and the public can pay a fee and try to find their way through the puzzles.

"We were pretty excited when it worked," said Rachel Kraay about the first time they tested the QR code from the helicopter.

"We actually have a video of us doing it because [Guinness] wanted lots of documentation to make sure it actually happened."

The family's previous mazes have included maps of Alberta, Canada, and team logos for the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames.


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1 posted on 09/08/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

Canada Ping!

2 posted on 09/08/2012 10:16:10 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Squawk 8888

You Canucks don’t have enough to do or what?

;-)


3 posted on 09/08/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: sauropod

Agriculture meets Technology.I think its pretty neat being a retired telecom tech and now country farmer


4 posted on 09/08/2012 10:24:27 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Squawk 8888

Pretty cool!


5 posted on 09/08/2012 10:28:50 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Squawk 8888

6 posted on 09/08/2012 10:29:15 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Squawk 8888
To prove it works, they flew over their farm in a helicopter and held a phone out the window.

That's pretty cool! A techno/organic interface.

7 posted on 09/08/2012 10:31:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

I wonder if that would work with crop circles. Maybe they’re an advanced QR code?


8 posted on 09/08/2012 10:38:28 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: sauropod

“You Canucks don’t have enough to do or what?”

Reminds me of the guy in Saskatchuwan excavating his basement using radio controlled toys. It must be some weird northerner’s disease. National cabin fever maybe?

Go Canada!


9 posted on 09/08/2012 10:39:48 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: PhiloBedo

I was thinking more along the lines of the Nazca lines...


10 posted on 09/08/2012 10:43:11 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: PhiloBedo

That’s an idea. Digitize pics of all the crop circles and let some super computer chew on them for a while.


11 posted on 09/08/2012 10:43:40 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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12 posted on 09/08/2012 10:43:59 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (QR-op Rectangle.)
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To: Owl558
National cabin fever maybe?

Canada fever?

13 posted on 09/08/2012 10:45:54 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Charles Henrickson; mikrofon; Squawk 8888

I see what you did there.


14 posted on 09/08/2012 10:56:53 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Ich bin ein pun gleaner)
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To: Squawk 8888

Hey,
After Canada threw Iran out of their country they can do no wrong.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 10:56:58 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Squawk 8888
Ah, they should be careful of just who they let into the maize maze:

From 2011: Family calls 911 after getting lost in corn maze (Massachusetts)

And that was only a 7 acre corn maze.

16 posted on 09/08/2012 10:58:56 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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Since they speak/spell the Queen’s English (we knew that ... oh) wouldn’t that be “corn maize?

(Or is that redundant, eh?)


17 posted on 09/08/2012 10:59:31 AM PDT by mikrofon (Alberta.corn)
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To: mikrofon

Since they speak/spell the Queen’s English (we knew that ... oh) wouldn’t that be “corn maize?

(Or is that redundant, eh?)

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Or, perhaps, “courn” maze.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 11:02:56 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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19 posted on 09/08/2012 11:10:11 AM PDT by mikrofon (Tribble Word Scores)
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To: t1b8zs

I agree - it’s cool.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: Squawk 8888

Amazing maize maze!


21 posted on 09/08/2012 11:38:51 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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Thanks for the ping squawk 8888!

“We were pretty excited when it worked,” said Rachel Kraay about the first time they tested the QR code from the helicopter.

“We actually have a video of us doing it because [Guinness] wanted lots of documentation to make sure it actually happened.”

The family’s previous mazes have included maps of Alberta, Canada, and team logos for the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames.


22 posted on 09/09/2012 12:48:43 PM PDT by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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