World’s Biggest Potato

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According USA Today, a New Zealand couple while weeding their garden discovered a 17-lb potato, reportedly the World’s biggest discovered yet (see below).

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But it’s quite possibly the largest potato on record. When the couple lugged it into their garage and put it on their old set of scales, it weighed in at a remarkable 17.4 pounds. That’s equal to a couple of sacks of regular potatoes, or one small dog.

– USA Today

We put a hat on him. We put him on Facebook, taking him for a walk, giving him some sunshine. It’s all a bit of fun. It’s amazing what entertains people.

– Donna Craig-Brown of New Zealand

“It’s a mystery to me. It’s one of nature’s little pleasant surprises,” said Donna’s husband Colin.