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Farmer refuses to sell rude-shaped plantA Chinese farmer who pulled a bizarrely shaped root out of the  ground has said he will not part with his plant.

[size=100%]Meet the offending vegetable  (Picture: CEN)
The root, from the He Shou Wu plant, was unearthed in southern China by local  farmer Lu Chen.

No doubt he was shocked when he pulled the root from the  ground due to its resemblance to a human being, albeit with an overgrown  appendage.

The root is often used in Chinese medicine to rejuvenate  virility and strength and Lu Chen believes the obscene shaping of the root is a  sign his farm will produce a good harvest next year.

'I think it is a  sign that my farm will have new fertility and that I'm going to have a bumper  crop this year,' he explained.
He has been offered as much as £100 for the root, which is also used to turn  grey hair black, but has refused to part with his unique discovery.
Of course, the root is not the first bizarrely shaped item to be pulled from  the ground in recent weeks.
Welsh gardener Sue Smith recently unearthed two cuddling carrots in her  allotment and has decided to display the '[size=100%]in love'  carrots in her kitchen, rather than eating the lovebirds.





Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/897516-farmer-refuses-to-sell-rude-shaped-plant#ixzz1tbY4leDr

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Post time 2012-5-1 21:17:18 |Display all floors
Too much growth hormones, fertiliser, etc......

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One of those "have to see it to believe it".

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Post time 2012-5-2 02:59:38 |Display all floors
He can get a lot more than 1000 yuan for this on ebay. People pay thousands of dollars
for toast and corn flakes that supposedly look like jesus or the virgin mary. This is worth a lot
more that those.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2012-5-2 03:02:29 |Display all floors
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He can get a lot more than 1000 yuan for this on ebay. People pay thousands of dollars
for toast and ...

Whampoa bid 5000 rmb for it I was told

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Post time 2012-5-2 05:53:12 |Display all floors
Funny..he doesn't look Jewish
Never Let Anyone Outside The Family Know What You're Thinking.

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Post time 2012-5-2 17:50:58 |Display all floors
He can get a lot more than 1000 yuan for this on ebay. People pay thousands of dollars
for toast and corn flakes that supposedly look like jesus or the virgin mary. This is worth a lot
more that those.

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