The Curious Case of the Missing Mango
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Have you seen this mango? Residents of the Australian town of Bowen are baffled by the sudden disappearance of a 30-foot-tall, 11-ton mango sculpture from the local tourism center.
If we had a nickel for every time we misplaced an 11-ton mango! The only clue to the truant fruit is security footage showing six people approaching it with a crane between midnight and 2 a.m. on Monday morning. Perhaps the vandals intend to hold the mango for ransom; it’s estimated to be worth more than $80,000. (It must be organic.)
And how does one hide a 30-foot-tall mango?
The Bowen tourism center adamantly denies that the heist is for show, but The Guardian points out that its disappearance hasn’t yet been reported to local police. Even Mayor Jenny Whitney, who represents the region, says it might be a hoax.