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Potatoes anyone?

It has been claimed that in Western Australia it is an offence to possess 50kgs of potatoes. Sound strange? This one is a fact!

Section 22 of the Marketing of Potatoes Act 1946 prohibits anyone from selling, delivering, purchasing, or taking delivery of 50kgs (or what appears to be 50kg) or more of potatoes unless you are a member of the Potato Corporation or an authorised agent.

The penalty for breaking this law is a fine of up to $2,000 for a first offence or $5,000 for a subsequent offence in addition to an amount up to twice the value of the potatoes.

 

HOW WEIRD IS THAT?