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Published August 14, 2013, 03:58 PM

Central Pa. farmer’s corn crop yields 4-headed ear

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

By: Associated Press,

HANOVER, Pa. — 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. They say if it stays fresh for another 10 days, they’ll enter it into a contest.

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