Woman loses engagement ring, finds it 13 years later wrapped around a carrot


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/17/woman-loses-engagement-ring-f.html


#2

Good thing hes dead, other wise I am pretty sure hes married to that carrot by law.


#3

Perhaps there’s still hope! I too have lost a ring in a garden in Alberta - I went out to rake the leaves with my wedding ring on, and when I came back in I didn’t have the ring.

I got a metal detector, from which I mostly learned that every square foot of that yard has about four pieces of metal it in - I think the dirt came from a construction site at some point, it’s full of old nails and bottle caps and chunks of plaster and whatnot.


#4

Wow what are the odds…

Seemingly much better then one would think.
Just a few months ago:

If you are into attention you could plant it that way…


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#6

Are vegetables legally allowed to marry?


#7

They can’t say no…

I had a sicker joke, but I thought better of it…


#8

We all appreciate your forebearance


#9

I’m surprised it was a carrot. After all these years, I’d expect it to turnip.


#10

It’s a one carrot diamond!

(I’ll show myself out.)


#11

Suppose she had fed the carrot to the dog.

And then the dog pooped the ring out back in the garden.


#12

Canada’s very progressive about these things.


#13

Dogs like carrots? Huh.


#14

Take your “like” and get out. OUT!


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I would expect this to happen on a regular basis purely by chance. People routinely lose their rings while gardening. If you lost a ring in a bed where you always grow root vegetables, eventually one of those vegetables is going to engulf that ring, if you wait long enough. (If you lost it in a bed of not-root vegetables, one of them is likely to engulf the ring in its roots too, but you’d be unlikely to ever know it.) It’s a lot more credible than those “I lost my ring in this body of water, then found it in a fish I caught” stories.

Yeah, I suspect it’s the sugar in the carrots that’s quite enticing (or has been to the dogs I’ve owned, anyways).


#16

In Canada, even the carrots are nice.


#17

Be careful. We’re on a slippery slope to the dark side of the net.


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