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A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, and 11.5-foot-tall fabricated Idaho potato
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A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, and 11.5-foot-tall fabricated Idaho potato stopped at Hofstra University in Hempstead Wednesday as part of a cross-country tour. (April 17, 2013)(Credit: Tara Conry)

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Six-ton Idaho 'potato' at Hofstra

The “Big Idaho Potato” was parked for eight hours outside the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University, where a food show was taking place.Throughout the day, students and visitors took turns posing next to the six-ton spud, but soon learned that it was a “faked” potato.