Texas Farmer’s Signature is Visible From Space
We all know Texas rules, and since one Texan's signature is visible from space, we pretty much own the planet.
Ok, maybe that's a stretch. But Smithville's Jimmie Luecke has scribbled his John Hancock with about three miles of trees, and it's been dubbed the world's largest signature.
Luecke's alley cropping was likely half vanity project, half fun way of protecting his soil from eroding, but it's proving useful in other ways too.
NASA began using Luecke's ginormous green geoglyph to evaluate the spacial resolution of photographs snapped by astronauts in the early 2000's.
In 2005, Emirati billionaire Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan almost one-upped Luecke by spelling his name in the sand of an island off Abu Dhabi, but he abandoned the project in 2012, leaving Luecke the reigning champ of stamping your name on a planet.
Luecke's ranch lies beneath several major flight paths in and out of Houston, so if you're a frequent flyer, keep an eye out and see if you can snap a pic of the world's largest signature!