Sunday, August 01, 2004
An old lady from Arkansas has been preserving an 83 year-old fruit that she inherited from her father. The orange, which can barely be called that, is so old and rotten that it now resembles one of Shaquille O'Neill's testicles.

Family has held on to orange for more than 80 years

Margie Clark held the shriveled orange in her hand and looked at it with a mixture of sentiment and wonder.

"It's almost unbelievable," she said.

Clark is a believer though. She said the shrunken, rock-hard, nearly petrified piece of fruit - which is no longer orange in color - has been in her family for 83 years.

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