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    Talking 24.9 lb giant potato dug up in Lebanon

    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.
    "I've been working the land since I was a boy, and it's the first time I've seen anything like it."
    Mr Semhat, 56, said he had to ask for help from a friend to get the huge vegetable out of the ground.
    He insisted that he had used no fertilizer or other chemicals to produce it.
    Mr Semhat said he hoped his potato will be recognised as the heaviest potato in the world.
    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).
    2008 is the International Year of the Potato, a project sponsored by the United Nations which aims to focus attention on the importance of the vegetable in providing food security and alleviating poverty.



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7771042.stm

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    If that's a potato I'm quitting french fries. It looks more like something the cats dug up outta their litter box than a vegetable.

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    Looks like Mr Potato Head visits Chernobyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    Looks like Mr Potato Head visits Chernobyl.
    If that looks like Mr. Potato head, I'm buying me another pair of glasses.

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    Hey lookee! It's my sister-in-law's head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    Hey lookee! It's my sister-in-law's head.
    Having never seen your sister in laws head I'm taking your word for it and assume it must be grotesquely deformed.

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    I always wondered what Lebanese potatoes looked like.
















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    Looks like a sweet potato, notice the color kinda red and at the top, stem, that's how a sweet potato grows.
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