Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kama-Sutra Carrots

Romantic carrots caught in passionate embrace

The Asahi Shimbun  November 15, 2016

SHINJO, Yamagata Prefecture--Carrots, and not just intelligent animals such as humans, have the capability of feeling complex emotions such as love, new evidence suggests.

Two of the vegetables have been found entwined in a passionate embrace in a garden in this northern city.

The carrots had clearly been making out under the cover of soil for some time only to be caught in the act when they were unearthed by a gardener.

The "hugging carrots" Eiko Higashiura dug up from her garden in Shinjo, Yamagata Prefecture, on Nov. 13 (Kazuya Miki)

The tip of the fatter 5-centimeters-long carrot had wrapped itself around the thinner 8-centimeter-long carrot and held on for dear love.

Eiko Higashiura, the 72-year-old homemaker to whom the garden belongs, was astonished to discover the libidinous liaison.

“I’ve been growing vegetables for myself for years and I’ve seen some that were forked, but it’s the first time to see something like this,” she said.

Perhaps, though, it's not love. The two carrots may have just sensibly been trying to keep warm after the recent arrival of winter.

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