Long-Lost Wedding Ring Reappears— on Carrot
Hadn't been seen for 16 years
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 3, 2012 4:39 PM CST
Updated Jan 7, 2012 7:00 PM CST
A woman in Sweden found a carrot had grown into her wedding ring.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Swedish woman lost her wedding ring in 1995, and it's finally turned up—around a carrot in her vegetable garden. The whereabouts of the ring across the 16 years in between remains a bizarre mystery. Lena Paahlsson was baking when she took off the ring, prompting some serious searching: The family even looked under the floor tiles, the BBC reports.

It was all to no avail until she was picking carrots recently; one had the ring wrapped around it. "The carrot was sprouting in the middle of the ring. It is quite incredible," she said. She and her husband theorize that the ring must have fallen into the sink amid vegetable peelings, which were composted or given to the family's sheep. "I had given up hope," she said. Only trouble is, the ring doesn't fit anymore—but she plans to have it adjusted.