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Totally Tuberlar

by Erin Pihlaja on October 3, 2013


It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, that’s a potato. But a rather large one, and it was parked on the streets of Troy on Monday (Sept. 30), stopped for a few hours while on a cross-country tour to raise awareness for Meals-on-Wheels, a “nonprofit organziation that delivers more than one million meals each day to homebound seniors.”

The giant spud is actually a 28-foot-long, 12,000-pound prop built to celebrate the Idaho Potato Commission’s 75th anniversary. The spectacle caused much debate between passers-by who had a difficult time deciding whether the tater was real or not. After leaving Troy, the giant tuber traveled to Syracuse.