"世界最大土豆"真身是葫芦块茎
日期:2022-03-20 10:42

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Last year, a husband and wife in New Zealand thought they had found a record-breaking potato in their garden.

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去年,新西兰的一对夫妇认为他们在自家花园里发现了一个破纪录的土豆Pb2SfK%!p6

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A potato is a round root-like food that is eaten as a vegetable and is popular around the world.

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土豆是一种圆形的根茎类蔬菜,在世界各地很受欢迎@NHoYRwhp@6IuTQ

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Colin Craig-Brown found the potato with his wife, Donna.

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科林·克雷格-布朗和他的妻子唐娜发现了这个土豆c=KgLWhj]!5S80c[WUeA

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They dug it up and put it on a scale.

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他们把它挖出来,放在秤上KSStXgYx*UK@l

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It weighed nearly eight kilograms.

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它重约8公斤t;;N)ZRH&!UWDv]-XC

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They even named the potato "Doug," (d-o-u-g) or "dug" (d-u-g) because they "dug it up" from their garden.

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他们甚至给这个土豆起名叫“道格”,因为他们是从自家花园里把它“挖出来”的w^qNJYAkpiF6MC3g

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Doug, the potato, became famous.

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土豆“道格”出名了!*)OPKr9|j4UV

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But then, the two sent some of the potato to the Guinness Book of World Records, based in Britain, to confirm their record.

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但后来,两人把这个土豆的一些信息寄去总部在英国的吉尼斯世界纪录,以确认他们是否破纪录7G;T7W0r2s&7=p0bQ

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After months of submitting photos and papers, Colin and Donna recently got some bad news.

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在提交了照片和文件几个月后,科林和唐娜最近得到了一些坏消息.GFO8*X47!X!x#ovCv8

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It turns out what they found in their garden was not a potato, after all.

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事实证明,他们在自家花园里发现的并不是土豆W0=If[*p3Eg32VQ9

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It was a different kind of plant.

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它是一种不同的植物ubPb)xJSV-b83Y#b

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Guinness said they had found the tuber of a gourd.

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吉尼斯称,他们发现它是一个葫芦的块茎srKgQNV&PWIl^8Q;W

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"For this reason we do unfortunately have to disqualify the application," the e-mail from Guinness read.

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吉尼斯世界纪录在电子邮件中写道:“出于这个原因,很不幸,我们不得不取消申请资格&aqF^lQ+nvWz65~Pkw。”

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So, the existing record still stands.

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所以,现有的纪录仍然有效=j(S!aE)~BMH

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That potato weighed about five kilograms when it was found in Britain in 2011.

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2011年在英国发现的那个土豆重约5公斤W(#I0ABx^d&]i

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Colin said what he found tasted and looked like a potato.

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科林说,他发现的东西尝起来和看起来都像土豆GD.ZzjN81XM[E4C3

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But he was not objecting to Guinness's decision.

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但他并不反对吉尼斯世界纪录的决定e[bW1MexyrjpK

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After all, he sent them a sample and the organization tested its DNA.

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毕竟,他给他们寄了一个样本,该组织测了它的DNA^4^LC6fK6+c=xgyzIMq

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"What can you say?" Colin asked.

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科林问道:“你能说什么呢?”

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A gourd, however, is a kind of decorative fruit with a hard shell.

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然而,葫芦是一种外壳坚硬的装饰性水果pqmDXU^;.v#^zPx]U

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The tuber is a stem that grows out of the gourd.

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这个块茎是从葫芦里长出来的茎C~GPW+^attXT431p

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Even though Doug is no longer the world's largest potato, Colin is still happy to have found such an interesting thing in his garden.

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尽管“道格”不再是世界上最大的土豆,科林仍然很高兴在他的花园里发现了这样一个有趣的东西Y1rV.WF^cbi5^^G

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Doug is in his freezer.

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“道格”在他的冰箱里rbol;zOrcoufpUV4

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He said he still says "good-day" to Doug each morning when he takes food from the freezer.

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他说,当他每天早上从冰箱里拿食物时,他仍然会对“道格”说“你好”3ZVZlG]wZ=iKC%_O0

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While he was disappointed with the Guinness decision, Colin said he is ready to give it another try during the next growing season.

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虽然科林对吉尼斯世界纪录的决定感到失望,但他表示,他准备在下一个生长季节再试一次LI@_V8n]w,M

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And this time, it will definitely be a potato.

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而这一次,它肯定是一个土豆TPfuvB]n*Qi6hV

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I'm Dan Friedell.

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