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Farmer Joe was the best potato farmer in all of the
state of Idaho, maybe the best in the whole world. He took pride in his work and did
the best he could to grow the best and healthiest potatoes. He picked the best
potatoes to plant, and made sure to give them the freshest water and nutrients. He
made sure to clean them from pests, with a lot of work and as little harmful pesticides as
At harvest time, farmer Joe would spend his time making
sure that his potatoes were ploughed out of the ground in a proper way so that they
wouldn't get bruised or damaged. This season was a great season, lots of water and
sunshine, great weather, and very little pests or insects. Farmer Joe was looking
forward to a great potato crop.
Farmer Joe and his workers had a great potato crop but
they were not done yet. There was a big patch of land that was so hard that the
plough was not able dig it up. So farmer Joe decided to leave it till the next
The next day farmer Joe went to check that stubborn
patch of dirt, but when he stuck his shovel into it, he discovered that it was ONE BIG
potato that was covering the whole spot. This must be the biggest potato in the
world he thought. He had to sit and think of a way to get it out. But how
when he knew that this potato was bigger than a truck?!
Farmer Joe knew it was not going to be easy, but he had an idea. He decided
to start by...
... calling the nearest crane company with their
largest crane to pull the potato out of the ground. That didn't work so he called
his friends and told them that he had the largest potato in the world, he also told them
to bring their biggest shovels. One of his friends named Mark called the Guinnes
book of world records and told them about the potato.
Soon the news spread about the small town and
there were people there to help dig it up. Some came to take pictures and some just
came to admire the potato. Hour after hour the potato seemed to be growing, in fact
it was growing bigger and bigger every second until it got to be bigger than
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