NICK EICHER, HOST: Let’s say you google “strange things captured on Google Maps.” You’d find quite a few surprising results, most of them silly.
But here’s one appropriate for Valentine’s Day.
A German man used a machine to plant a field of corn to spell out a very heartfelt message. Since we’re googling, how about Google translate?
AUDIO: Willst du mich heiraten?
Meaning, Do you want to marry me?
The man is 32 years old. He’s a part-time farmer. His name is Steffen Shwarz, and he said he got his girlfriend to fly a drone over the field, revealing the proposal.
And since it turned up on Google Maps, his message has found a much larger audience!
REICHARD: Wait, did she answer the question?!
EICHER: Well, they are planning a June wedding. So let’s go back to Google translate …
AUDIO: Ja, ich würde gerne heiraten
Oops. Went with the wrong direction. I can handle the English. Yes, I would like to marry you.
REICHARD: Not quite a romance language.
EICHER: But clever and very efficient.
It’s The World and Everything in It.