Yellow Squash Contains Seeds Engraved with Letters and Symbols from Different Languages

About 50 seeds of approximately 500 seeds found inside an otherwise  fresh, healthy yellow squash by Salt Lake City restaurant owner, Kasim Barakzia, on March 14. Each seed had letters and symbols engraved on both sides with letters and symbols from different languages. One well known mathematical symbol is the Pi sign in the lower left corner. Squash seeds are normally  smooth and unmarked. Photograph © 2003 by Ryan Galbraith, The Salt Lake Tribune.
About 50 seeds of approximately 500 seeds found inside an otherwise fresh, healthy yellow squash by Salt Lake City restaurant owner, Kasim Barakzia, on March 14. Each seed had letters and symbols engraved on both sides with letters and symbols from different languages. One well known mathematical symbol is the Pi sign in the lower left corner. Squash seeds are normally smooth and unmarked. Photograph © 2003 by Ryan Galbraith, The Salt Lake Tribune.

March 15, 2003  Salt Lake City, Utah - Late last night, I received an email from an Earthfiles viewer concerning a restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah, that yesterday discovered seeds inside a yellow squash that were engraved with letters and symbols. One evident pattern in a photograph taken by Ryan Galbraith from The Salt Lake Tribune, shows in the lower left corner the mathematical symbol Pi (appx. 3.14159) which represents the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle and appears as a constant in a wide range of mathematical problems.

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