Tremendous Tater

10/20/2012 7:00 AM

Delmer Simcox of Port Deposit, Md., was surprised when he dug this mammoth spud from his garden sweet potato crop earlier this month. He had several sweet potatoes weighing 5 to 6 pounds, but the real shocker was this 14-inch-long tater weighing in at 8.5 pounds. As impressive as that is, consider this: According to Guiness World Records, a spud in Spain set the world record in 2004 as the heaviest sweet potato ever, weighing in at 81 pounds, 9 ounces.

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