Colin and Donna Craig-Brown were digging in their garden when they unearthed what they thought was some sort of giant fungal growth. Colin nipped off a piece and had a taste, leading them to realise it was, in fact, an enormous spud.
After lugging the behemoth potato, named 'Doug', to a scales, the couple found out it weighed 7.9kg. That's the equivalent to about the weight of a rhesus macaque, if you were wondering.
“We couldn’t believe it,” said Mrs Craig-Brown. “It was just huge.”
The current record-holding potato hailed from Britain and weighed under 5kg in 2011. That's absolutely tiny, if you ask us. Nothing compared to 'Doug'.
'Doug' is currently residing in the couples freezer, where they plan to turn him into vodka. From the looks of it, they could probably make a good few high-quality batches.
“We put a hat on him. We put him on Facebook, taking him for a walk, giving him some sunshine,” Mr Craig-Brown said. “It’s all a bit of fun. It’s amazing what entertains people.”
You're absolute right there, sir.