Petrified Potato Art

As a follow-up to my prior immortal potato post, here's Dave McConkey who claims to have found a way to petrify potatoes, and he then makes works of art out of these perma-potatoes. I'd be curious to know what exactly his process involves, but I doubt it's actual petrification, since soft tissue doesn't petrify (as far as I know).

If you want to delve deeper into the mystery of petrified potatoes, check out the Potato Rock Museum, which describes itself as being "all about the search for the elusive 'Potato, Rock' or the 'Petrified Potato' or the Per Mineralized Potato."
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jul 06, 2013
     Category: Art | Vegetables

Probably dries them out and treats them much like a shrunken head. Those keep forever I understand.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/06/13 at 10:42 AM
If this dude got together whit the other potato dude they could make some really KEWL night lights.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/06/13 at 10:48 AM
That's spelled POTATOE according to Dan Quayle !!! Our wonderful old VP from our state. :ohh:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/06/13 at 11:05 AM
Soft tissues can be fossilized if something keeps them from decaying first.
In fact, it was the discovery of a fossilized dinsaur heart that settled the question of whether dinosaurs had avian (warm blooded) or reptilian (cold blooded) hearts.
Posted by Captain DaFt on 07/06/13 at 05:02 PM
I have an actual petrified potato and not a rock. How do I know? It was found in a sack of potatos
Posted by Ed Gamble on 10/21/13 at 02:28 AM
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