Lost ring found on carrot

Lena Paahlsson, who lives on a farm near Mora, Sweden, says that she found her wedding ring, lost for 16 years, on a carrot in her garden. From the BBC News:

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"The carrot was sprouting in the middle of the ring. It is quite incredible," her husband Ola said to the newspaper.

The couple believe the ring fell into a sink back in 1995 and was lost in vegetable peelings that were turned into compost or fed to their sheep.

"Sweden: Wedding ring 'found on carrot' after 16 years" (via Fortean Times)


        1. You are kidding? It’s as large as the tree to the left! And look at the hand that’s holding it!

  1. Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It WANTS to be found.

  2. I’m remembering a scene from The Simpsons…

    At school, the other kids tease Lisa about her vegetarianism.

    Sherri and Terri: “Look, it’s Mrs. Potato Head! She has a head made out of lettuce!” 
    Ralph: “I can’t believe I used to go out with you.” 
    Janey: “Are you going to marry a carrot, Lisa?” 
    Lisa: [sarcastically] “Yes, I’m going to marry a carrot.” 
    Sherri and Terri: “Ooh! She admitted it. She’s going to marry a carrot!” 

    It isn’t. The reason being, the country’s full of babies, and they all look the same. But I don’t reckon there’s many crowns. They have this way of being found, anyway. They kind of call out to people’s minds. If you bunged it under a stone here, it’d get itself discovered by accident. You mark my words.

    It’s true, that. How many time have you thrown a magic ring into the deepest depths of the ocean and then, when you get home and have a nice bit of turbot for your tea, there it is.

  4. The provenance of this article notwithstanding, do I detect an early April Fool’s joke here?  “Ola and Lena”?  Really?  If you’ve never heard of ‘Ole and Lena’, google it.  A carrot on a ring?  Really?

    1. Interesting point — although if those names are actually common ones (I don’t know that they are or are not) then maybe suspicion based on that alone is premature.

      I thought there might be a hoax/joke in here just because the carrot doesn’t look like it grew into the ring. If it had, I would expect the carrot to grow “around” the ring to some extent, but the ring is appreciably larger in diameter than the carrot… of course, I’m suspicious of everything.

      1. I grew up on a farm and what noah said made me laugh so hard- Noah does have a point, lol

        1. Oh, I thought he meant Sweden lol.  thanks for the vindication, Ms. Howell–and your first comment, too!

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