Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Big Spud

They're going to need a lot of sour cream.

A farmer in southern Lebanon has dug up what might be the heaviest potato in the world.
"This giant weighs 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds)," Khalil Semhat told the AFP news agency at his farm near Tyre, 85 kilometres (50 miles) south of Beirut.

It's all natural, and dwarfs the previous record.

He insisted that he had used no fertilizer or other chemicals to produce it.

The current world record, as recorded in the Guinness Book of Records, is held by K Sloan of the Isle of Man in the United Kingdom for a potato weighing a mere 3.5 kg (7 lb 13 oz).

I was unaware of this....

2008 is the International Year of the Potato......

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