Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bizarre plant root resembles boy
Baffled scientists are trying to get to the root of this astonishing plant dug out of the ground by a Chinese farmer.
The two foot tall root weighs in at a massive 12 lbs and bears an amazing resemblance to a boy in even the smallest detail.
The root comes from the Chinese knotweed plant, used by local healers as a natural laxative.
Farmer Zheng Dexun, 63, of Datianba, in southern China, said: "I was shocked that it was so large and is so clearly like a boy.
"It's bigger than my grandson. Scientists are looking at it now and will tell me how it came to be like this."