A Seven Tonne Mango Went Missing In Australia

Three stories high, bright orange, and missing. Mango my God.

1. Updated 1:22PM AEDT: Big Mango disappearance revealed to be a publicity stunt set up by Nando’s.

4. The town of Bowen in Queensland, Australia, is apparently missing its largest mango effigy.

5. The mango itself weighs seven tonne (over 15,000 pounds) and is ten metres high.

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6. Needless to say, many have speculated over where the mango has gone.

Perhaps @sorrentoseal stole the Bowen mango?

— margaret river wine (@winebybrad)

8. Or what’s happened to it.

damn these # brands MT @pourmecoffee: 7-tonne, 10-metre high mango stolen http://t.co/CWlQHeVren

— darth™ (@darth)

#mangogate Big Mango has been found, along with map marked Aust.Dept.Deportation, washed up on remote Indonesian beach. Occupants had fled.

— Philip Sjöström (@text_appeal)

10. Or who stole it.

11. A CCTV still has been leaked apparently showing the giant mango being stolen.

12. And the small town’s Tourism Chairman Paul McLaughlin has weighed in on the debate.

13. Still, some are questioning the validity of the mango’s disappearance.

This stolen big mango thing is a PR stunt, right?

— Shannon Molloy (@sleemol)

Hello publicity stunt. RT @pourmecoffee: 7-tonne, 10-metre high mango stolen http://t.co/DkxJkxi0P9

— Hayden Mack (@haydenmack)

15. And some people are just blaming The Wiggles.

I suspect these are the ones who stole the big mango in QLD

— Thomas Stansfield (@TommyStans1991)

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Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.
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