Monday, March 13, 2006

Salad days as Japan roots for plucky radish

The Guardian

By Justin McCurry in Tokyo

The quiet Tokyo neighbourhood of Higashikurume is getting its 15 minutes of fame - all because of a root vegetable that doesn't know when to give up.
Residents were amazed to find that a daikon - a thick white radish often used in Japanese cooking - had pushed its way between an asphalt pavement and roadside ditch, miles from the nearest field.

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