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Oklahoma declares sun-warmed watermelons State Vegetable!

The state of Oklahoma has a lot of time on its hands. They've already declared strawberries to be their state fruit, but Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs) is so beholden to the watermelon industry that he got that fruit declared... as the state vegetable! I haven't read the actual legislation, but my sources indicate that they're specifically refering to sun-warmed watermelon; whether hole-in or pre-hole wasn't clear.

And, in a delightful example of Lysenkoism, officials from the OK Department of Agriculture had advised anyone to answer "yes" to the question of whether watermelon is a vegetable or a fruit.

Wacky!