Longest dandelion found in Norway

June 13, 2007 at 12:53 AM

OSLO, Norway, June 12 (UPI) -- An 11-year-old Norweigian boy could get a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for finding the longest dandelion.

Bjorn Magne of Klove found the giant weed, which measured 42 inches, while on a hike through the forest with his mother, the newspaper Aftenposten said Tuesday.

"It was a bit in the shade and must have stretched to come up into sunlight," he told newspaper Bergens Tidende.

His mother Nina told Aftenposten her son is an avid reader of the Guinness record book, which said the longest registered dandelion -- measuring 39 inches -- was found in Sweden in 2003.

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