A Sichuan surnamed Yang recently dug up a giant turnip weighing 9kg, and was promptly hit by a media storm, because Sichuan must have been having one hell of a slow news day.
From the sounds of things, there’s something in the ground affecting crops. Yang said, “In this year’s harvest, many vegetables came out super big. The sweet potatoes are grown next to the turnips, and they’re also quite big.” The local Academy of Agricultural Sciences’ experts have said that the turnip is (probably) safe to eat, but it’s definitely safe to take pictures with, so let’s do that instead.
The giant turnip is 42 cm (16 inches) long, and local residents, searching for the most PC way to describe the vegetable, settled on, “This turnip is too big! It looks lumped together like conjoined twins.”