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February 25, 2014

7-ton mango missing

It's 33 feet tall and 26 feet wide; it weighs seven tons. And as of last night, it's missing: a giant mango vanished from its perch in Bowen, Australia, where it was erected in tribute to the region's mango industry. Some say it could be a p.r. stunt; others are having fun with "Mango Gate" on Twitter.

The Big Mango became a tourist attraction after it was erected 12 years ago to commemorate the "Kensington Pride" mango that's grown in Bowen, which bills itself as the mango capital of Australia. The gargantuan fruit cost $90,000 when it was built.

Full story at NPR.

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