Largest potato-world record set by Khalil
TYRE, Lebanon -- Khalil Semhat, a farmer from
Lebanon had grown a 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds) potato on his
land-setting the world record for the Largest potato.
Photo: Khalil Semhat and his world record
"I've been working the land since I was a
boy, and it's the first time I've seen anything like it",
Khalil Semhat said at his farm in the Tyre area, 85 kilometres
(50 miles) south of Beirut.
Semhat, 56, said he had not done anything
special to cultivate such a super-sized spud. "I didn't use
any chemicals at all," he insisted, adding that he had to
ask a friend to help him haul the huge tuber out of the ground.
He said he was "very proud" that the super
spud grew on the farm where he cultivates mainly potatoes
and bananas, given that it suffered a pounding in 2006 during
the summer Israeli war on Hezbollah and south Lebanon.
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Saturday, December 6, 2008