A statue of a Cyprus potato has gone viral as it draws comparisons to a giant...

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A Cypriot community’s endeavour to pay homage to the humble spud has gone viral after their 5 metre (16 ft) tall statue of a Cyprus potato drew comparisons to a giant penis.

The fibreglass replica, which cost 8,000 euros ($9,300) and sits by a main road at the entrance to the village of Xylophagou, has drawn widespread ribbing on social media.

“Other countries have instantly recognisable monuments, now we have ours,” Euripides Evriviades, who is a former Cyprus ambassador to the UK, wrote on Twitter.

Alongside he posted a collage juxtaposing an image of...


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A statue of a Cyprus potato has gone viral as it draws comparisons to a giant...


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