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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...
...measuring the length and width of the
potato. He then calculated the amount of dynamite required to raise the potato from
the ground. But Farmer Joe was not very good at math and made a small
mis-calculation. Farmer Joe ordered 20 sticks of dynamite instead of 10.
Farmer Joe had mole friend (who lives in a hole friend) named Clare. He told Clare
that he would pay her to carefully place the dynamite under the potato, light it, and run.
He also bought Clare some ear plugs.
Farmer Joe then borrowed his friends three pickup trucks and attached a rope to the potato
and to the trucks. He asked Clare to light and run, and revved up the engine, and
just then Clare lit the dynamite, she started to run but the hole was so slippery that she
could not run.
Just then, the dynamite went off. BLEWWIE!
Clare was launched out of the hole like a human cannonball. The trucks suddenly
themselves being pulled backwards at 90 million miles per hour because Farmer Joe had put
too much dynamite in the hole.
Pretty soon the potato, and the three trucks were in the stratosphere and wound up in
Europe in a place called France.
The potatoes became the first French flied potatoes.
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