The "Big Idaho Potato" was parked for eight hours outside the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University, where a food show was taking place.Throughout the day, students and visitors took turns posing next to the six-ton spud, but soon learned that it was a "faked" potato.
A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, and 11.5-foot-tall fabricated Idaho potato
A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, and 11.5-foot-tall fabricated Idaho potato stopped at Hofstra University in Hempstead Wednesday as part of a cross-country tour. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)
Paul Humbracht, 42, of Fargo, N.D., not only
Paul Humbracht, 42, of Fargo, N.D., not only drives the "Tater Truck" around the country, but he can also juggle potatoes, too. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)
From left, Hofstra University freshmen Nate Figueroa, 19,
From left, Hofstra University freshmen Nate Figueroa, 19, Jenn Peet, 18, Will Ahkao, 19, Kadar Vernes, 18, Scott Clark, 19 and Maia Baird, 19, snap a photo to enter into the Big Apple & Big Potato contest. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)

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From left,
From left, "Tater Truck" driver Paul Humbracht, 42, and "Tater" team members Kristie Wolfe, 30, and Tyler Pagel, 23, escort a 6 ton, giant, fabricated potato to Hofstra University. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)
Hofstra University seniors John Lazarz, 21, of Holyoke,
Hofstra University seniors John Lazarz, 21, of Holyoke, Mass., and Molly Sternin, 21, of Mount Laurel, N.J., pose Wednesday with the giant Idaho "potato" during its visit to campus. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)
Sarwar Khan, 32, of Manhattan, lifts his 2-year-old
Sarwar Khan, 32, of Manhattan, lifts his 2-year-old son, Ahanaf, so he can touch the giant Idaho "potato" during its appearance on Hofstra University's campus in Hempstead. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)
A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, and 11.5-foot-tall fabricated Idaho potato
A 28-foot-long, 12-foot-wide, and 11.5-foot-tall fabricated Idaho potato stopped at Hofstra University in Hempstead Wednesday as part of a cross-country tour. (April 17, 2013) (Credit: Tara Conry)