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Corn Mazes (#1204)

Topics/tags: Miscellaneous

Back when we first came to Iowa, twenty-five years or so ago, Michelle and I discovered corn mazes. What are corn mazes?, you might ask (at least if you’re not from the Midwest). They are what they sound like: Someone cuts a maze into a field of corn. Some corn mazes are small, some are larger.

It might seem trivial to go through a corn maze. But corn is tall. And cornfields are dense. Plus, people of my generation have encountered way too many horror films that involve corn. So it’s a bit more nerve wracking than you might expect (or than I expected).

I’ve always wondered what led to corn mazes.

The other day, I heard Dean Montgomery talk about the three sisters: climbing beans, squash, and corn (maize).

And I finally understood.

Or I think I did.

Corn mazes are either (a) a really bad pun or (b) someone misunderstanding the phrase corn (maize) and deciding to implement that phrase.

In any case, maize mazes (or mazes of maize) can be amazing.

Version 1.0 of 2022-09-04.