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Crowds gather to see 'mango with human face'

By T.K. Randall
June 15, 2021 · Comment icon 9 comments



Yep, it's a mango... Image Credit: Instagram / @kingtundeednut
A peculiar spectacle in the form of an oddly-shaped mango has recently been generating interest in Kenya.
The phenomenon, which became big news among the residents of the small village of Kitui, started when someone noticed that a mango on a nearby tree happened to have a human-like face.

Before long, word had got around, resulting in hundreds of people turning out to see it.
Footage that was later posted online showed the level of interest the unusual fruit had managed to elicit, with crowds of people queuing up in an attempt to get close enough to take photographs.

The mango itself doesn't seem particular remarkable, although it does at least have a 'face' of sorts.

Some social media users expressed puzzlement at the spectacle, while others were quick to dismiss the entire thing as little more than a case of pareidolia.

Exactly what will be done with the mango once it is picked however remains unclear.



Source: Briefly.co.za | Comments (9)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye 2 years ago
Thank goodness its nose is too big to be Jesus...† ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by godnodog 2 years ago
well that was some of the most stupid 23 seconds of my life.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Stiff 2 years ago
Imagine if something really exciting happened in that village if that's the kind of commotion that something†so mundane causes. They'd probably do little wee's in their lower garments.
Comment icon #4 Posted by SD455GTO 2 years ago
And they would start calling him "big nose" and asking if it spoke and said "blessed are the cheese makers" ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Manwon Lender 2 years ago
What a waste of 24 seconds of my life!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Noawareness 2 years ago
I've never been as excited about anything that has ever happened, in my entire life, as these people are about this fruit...
Comment icon #7 Posted by pallidin 2 years ago
Carved???
Comment icon #8 Posted by nonimportant23 2 years ago
Possibly put in one of those plastics containers that goes around the fruit as it's gowning. It continue growing inside†the shape of the mold inside until†it gets too big. The mold was removed before any attention was given to to. From my understand this is quiet popular†in Japan to fetch a premium for the fruits like this.†
Comment icon #9 Posted by pallidin 2 years ago
Huh. Was totally unaware of the practice...


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