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Sedge
08-12-08, 19:03
Lebanese finds 'heaviest' potato
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Khalil Semhat and his huge potato

Khalil Semhat insisted he had not used fertilizer to produce his potato

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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Woow.. O.O I wonder whether it's edible though? Suspicious.. :pi:

viper456
08-12-08, 19:04
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

Punaxe
08-12-08, 19:06
Also the ugliest, amirite?

Sir Croft
08-12-08, 19:19
That doesn't look like a potato at all! :p

Carbonek_0051
08-12-08, 19:22
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

:vlol:

I just heard abour Vicar yesterday, and that's wrong in so many ways. :p

:vlol: That thing looks gross

rowanlim
08-12-08, 19:22
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

:vlol:

I got obscene thoughts at first glance :whi:

That's one big potato :p

Neteru
08-12-08, 19:23
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik::vlol: What are you like?!

Lara.Jolie7
08-12-08, 19:24
Cool... I don't dare to eat something like that hahaha

viper456
08-12-08, 19:27
Thank you thank you I'm here all night! (no really I am...no one is replying to my texts :( LMAO)

:vlol: What are you like?!

Northern apparently :( lmao

rowanlim
08-12-08, 19:28
:vlol: What are you like?!

Sorry to be off-topic, but what's that mean? :o

Lara.Jolie7
08-12-08, 19:29
Sorry to be off-topic, but what's that mean? :o

I'm trying to understand too :(

young Lara Croft
08-12-08, 19:38
Wow ! :o OMG!!!
that potato reminds me of Amelia Croft! :yik:

TRhalloween
08-12-08, 19:43
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

huh? :confused:

raiderfun
08-12-08, 19:52
Interesting find :D

Legends
08-12-08, 19:52
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

Poor unfortunate soul. ;)

Gabi
08-12-08, 19:53
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

Oh man, you have me in tears!!! :vlol: :vlol:

Lavinder
08-12-08, 20:04
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

Don't get it =[ ?

viper456
08-12-08, 20:06
mwahahaha oh the mystery :p

Oh also, I would not eat that potato... it looks hideous. Im selective about my spuds and well that just doesn't do it for me. Its like the Frankenstein of the veg world!

Ampersand
08-12-08, 20:34
I was almost expecting this thread to be about Wayne Rooney. *shudder*

If nobody had told me it was a potato I'd be panicking, but anyway. Awesome.

viper456
08-12-08, 20:37
I was almost expecting this thread to be about Wayne Rooney. *shudder*


LMFAO :vlol:

sandygrimm
08-12-08, 20:39
OMG! that is a MONSTER! Mutant Patato..enough to feed a village =))

AODdigger
08-12-08, 20:43
Looks tasty....


not >.>

TRhalloween
08-12-08, 21:19
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

lol Just found out what you meant :vlol:

-DaNnEe..
08-12-08, 21:34
That's fugly... :p

Seb_01225
08-12-08, 21:35
i want it in my belly now.

Drone
08-12-08, 21:46
gross ... poor things those who will eat it *barfs*

Shrantellatessa
08-12-08, 22:08
Gosh I hope a vicar doesnt fall around that bad boy whilst putting his curtains up! :yik:

That's exactly the first thing that popped up in my mind when I saw that pic in Yahoo! News yesterday :yik: :D

That potato proves that we can still grow giant stuff with no need for dangerous chemicals and genetic modifications :tmb:

dizzydoil
08-12-08, 22:11
Ooh, this gave me an appetite :p!

.. It's rather ugly, and I'm ashamed to say I have ate potatoe before in my life. Stupid potatoe.. look what its gone and done now :D.

kooky
08-12-08, 22:14
the world's ugliest potato I have to admit, even though it's large it is also disgusting looking.

patriots88888
08-12-08, 22:52
Yikes! *imagines all the french fries McDonalds will be serving with that*

SamReeves
08-12-08, 23:01
Hmm, now the grand jury can charge farmers for using 'roids now too! :p

Love2Raid
08-12-08, 23:13
Wow it's mutated! :yik:

I wonder what potato chips made out of that one would taste like...........:vlol: