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Central Pennsylvania farmer’s corn crop yields four-headed ear

on August 15, 2013 10:30 AM

HANOVER (AP) — When central Pennsylvania farmer Ben Klunk tells people about the mutant corn he found, they’re all ears.

Klunk says he discovered an ear of corn with four heads. He says he’s been keeping it in a refrigerator since finding it last week.

Klunk says when he pulled the corn he initially thought there was mud holding it together. The 81-year-old farmer says he’s “pulled a lot of sweet corn” from his land in Hanover and had never found a double- or triple-headed ear of corn, let alone a quadruple one.

Klunk and his wife say they don’t plan to eat the corn, which was first reported by The (Hanover) Evening Sun newspaper. They say if it stays fresh for another 10 days they’ll enter it into a contest.

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