Sunday, July 30, 2006

Tomato face

KYOTO -- A tomato that resembles a disfigured human face has gained attention in the Kyoto Prefecture city of Yawata.

The tomato, which is about 10 centimeters in diameter and weighs about 150 grams, is of the regular "Momotaro" variety, but is about three times the normal size. It was harvested in Yawata from a field owned by 61-year-old farmer Kiyoshi Ueda.

"This is the first one I've seen that has eyes, a mouth and a nose," said Ueda, who has grown tomatoes for over 30 years.

The tomato apparently changed shape after taking in too much water during a period of heavy rain in the area. Some see it as a face that's gone red with anger over a string of scandals in society -- but of course, that's just a guess.


yellowdog granny said...

wow..that's sorta freaky

dom said...

It definitely is !