Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Do You Know What This Is?

When you grow up in Southern Idaho, you often see these by the roadside in the fall. It looks scary, but it's safe to touch. I picked this one up and took it home to weigh it - it weighed in at 8 pounds. Do you know what it is?

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  1. No, I don't know, no idea at all with this weight...But I have a good excuse: I was born in western France...

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  2. I thought it was some quartz, but looking close up it looks like part of a root to something.

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  3. Is it a potato....a potato that's seen better days, maybe?

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  4. looks like a sugar beet>

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  5. Is it a mutant ninja potato? Did you fry it up Diva?

    I have no clue but I wouldn't want to meet it in a dark alley.

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  6. It's a sugar beet! I used to drive by that factory every day...most people hate the smell, but I equate it with burnt peanut butter, and then it's not so bad. Really. :)

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  7. Yes - it IS a sugar beet. When I was a child, I hauled one home and tried to hack into it - thinking it had to be sweet and yummy. Um....no.

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  8. I was thinking beet too. As a general rule, the bigger the root vegetable, to more varying the quality!

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  9. rats, I missed it by this much

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