Story By: Joseph Golder, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A student returned to her flat after being away for three months during the coronavirus outbreak to find that these “alien” potatoes had taken over her kitchen.
The incident took place in the French city of Aigle in the north-western French department of Normandy when the young woman from the city of Caen returned to her flat to find that her potatoes had grown massive, tentacle-like sprouts.
The young woman, named in local media as Donna Poree, shared the pictures on social media where they went viral. At the time of writing, her tweet has nearly 200,000 likes.
They show the potato bag with the potatoes themselves completely overrun by the huge, long, tentacle-like sprouts, that “colonised” her desk and were in the process of taking over her tiny 22-square-metre (236-square-foot) flat.
She captioned the pictures: “After three months away, my potatoes decided to grow without limits, so much so that they made a hole in the seals.”
Indeed, a close look at the pictures reveals that the desk was sealed to the wall but this did not stop the potato sprouts from powering on straight through them and creeping eerily up the wall in search of water.
Donna, whose exact age has not been reported, said: “Before I realised that they were just potato sprouts, I was terrified by the silhouette with the long rods along the wall.”
She added: “It was only after I turned the light on that I realised that they were just sprouts, and then I laughed at the whole, unusual situation.”
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