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September 25, 2009

1 in a million

Apple-460_1488245c

Before everyone starts scoffing and telling me I've been punked once again, consider that the photo above accompanies a story in today's Telegraph (UK) about an extraordinarily rare chimeric Golden Delicious apple which recently appeared on a tree in the orchard of Ken Morrish of Colaton Raleigh, Devon, who's been harvesting the apples from trees in his garden for 45 years but has never seen anything like it.

According to the article, "Experts believe the odds of finding an apple with such a perfect line between the green and the red are more than a million to one."

[via Milena]

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or it was a leaf.

Posted by: jo | Sep 25, 2009 5:24:41 PM

And as the DNA did it's magic, a mysterious reaction occurred brought on by the usually shy "sharing" nucleotide in the "color" region...

Posted by: Joe Peach | Sep 25, 2009 4:51:27 PM

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