Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Happy belated Melon Day!

Thanks to my dad for uncovering this gem. Apparently, Monday, August 15th was Melon Day in Turkmenistan.

Turkmenistan, according to its Agriculture Ministry, grows 500 varieties of melon, including the Czar Melon, grown to honor President Niyazov, and the Golden Age, which is meant to symbolize prosperity under the president.

In a statement, Niyazov (aka the Turmenbashi) said
"Let the life of every Turkmen be as beautiful as our melons."



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