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Doctors are at a loss to explain how a tomato was born to a human being. University of Tennessee botany professor Jenny Ramos is quoted as saying, "In the wild, tomatoes originally required cross-pollination. They later developed the ability to self-fertilize. Usually this happens in soil, though." Hmmm.
Ironically, Stokes and her husband, Daniel were attending the Grainger County Tomato Festival when she began experiencing contractions. They have named their new baby "Noah". Noah is the first known piece of fruit born to a human in the state of Tennessee.
Stokes says that "He poops, he cries, he sleeps---so far he's a pretty typical kid, except for the tomato thing."