What are you doing on the 15th of May this year?

I received an invitation the other day to join this facebook group – which promotes the panic buying of carrots on 15th May this year.


Well, what started as a crazy idea may have caused a shortage of carrots if they hadn’t warned everybody, but with over 170,000 members in the group, this certainly isn’t a secret any longer.
Several news channels have picked up the story and are now telling the world.  There are even plans to turn the carrots into soup, cake and juice and to donate these to the homeless in the South of England.
It amazes me that something that started out as a silly idea, has created such media attention and could turn out to be such a big event.
I’ll be keeping an eye on the calendar to see how it turns out.


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About Graham

Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for AllThingsGerman.net since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Was machen Sie am 15. Mai?
    Eine Gruppe bei Facebook m

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