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A truck carrying a six-ton replica of a potato will continue to tour the country, all thanks to Kobe Bryant. Wait, what? 

The Idaho Potato Commission pays for the giant tater to tour the country, extolling the virtues of tubers. Kobe is apparently a fan. 

During an interview with ESPN’s Heather Cox, a potato spokeswoman, Kobe sought an update on the truck’s whereabouts. 

“How long have you been working with Idaho potatoes?” Kobe asked, according to the Capital Press. “Have they found that truck yet?”

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The Potato Commission took notice and decided to scrap plans to send the truck into retirement. Frank Muir, the commission’s president and CEO, “believes the celebrity comments, which Cox relayed to him April 19, demonstrate why it must continue to roll indefinitely,” the Press reported. 

Now that he’s got some free time, maybe Kobe could drive it. 

- Dan Gartland

[​via AP]

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