Lionel Messi’s face has been made out of 124 acres of corn in an Argentine field.
A farmer used agricultural coding to make sure the seeds were planted in the right order.
Comes just a few weeks after Argentina beat France in a famous World Cup game
An Argentine farmer planted a specially designed corn field to make a huge 124-acre image of Lionel Messi that can be seen from space. The farmer did this to honour Messi’s World Cup heroics.
Maximiliano Spinazze used an algorithm to figure out where to plant seeds in his field in Los Condores, which is in the centre of Argentina’s Cordoba province.
The result is a huge picture of Messi’s face with a beard that can be seen from space. The amazing tribute to the great football player comes after he helped Argentina beat France in the World Cup in Qatar.
“Now that they’re world champions, I’m glad we can show this by planting a crop.”
Football-crazy This South American country grows many crops and is the world’s third largest exporter of corn.
Its main export is farming, but football may be its most famous.
A farming engineer named Carlos Faricelli wrote the code for the machines that planted the seeds. This code told the machines to plant the seeds in a precise pattern, with some areas having more seeds than others.
A farming engineer named Carlos Faricelli wrote the code for the machines that planted the seeds. This allowed the machines to plant in a precise pattern, with some areas having more seeds than others.
“I thought it would be a nice tribute to make a code with Messi’s face that goes in the seeders,” he said, adding that he had given the code to any farmer “brave enough to plant it.”
Faricelli said that the machine uses geocoding tools to figure out how many seeds per square meter it needs to put in certain spots to make the contrast for different parts of Messi’s face.
“So, when this corn grows, and an aerial shot is taken, where the plants are closer together, and the ground is less visible, a more intense green contrasts with where there are fewer plants, and this kind of agricultural art is made.”
Not just the farmer shows how much he likes Lionel Messi.
One football fan got the face of the Argentine captain shaved into the back of his head as a unique way to honour him as a World Cup hero.
Antonio, who goes by the name Anton Barber, did the beautiful “hair tattoo” in the Dominican Republic.
Footage shows how much the customer looks like the World Cup-winning captain. His beard and hairstyle are even shaved into the back of his head.
Mike Jambs got the word “Messi” tattooed on his forehead, three stars for each of Argentina’s World Cup wins tattooed on one cheek, and “D10S” on the other cheek.
However, one Messi fan with the footballer’s name tattooed on his face after Argentina’s World Cup triumph later said he regretted what he did.
Mike Jambs, a popular person from Colombia, got tattoos of the word “Messi” on his forehead, three stars on one cheek for each World Cup that Argentina has won, and “D10S” on the other cheek, which is a combination of the Spanish word for “God” and the famous number 10 shirt of the player.
Critics called him stupid after he posted a video of himself getting a strange tattoo on Instagram. At first, he defended his decision by saying, “I’m not hurting anyone, and I’m not doing anything wrong.”
But the next day, he said he wished he could turn back time, saying, “I regret getting the tattoo because instead of bringing me good things, it’s brought my family and me a lot of bad things.”