Kicker – A corn field pops the question

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.

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