How was the melon crowned the king of the state?

The ministers sent out messengers to declare that the next man to pass the City Gate would choose the ruler of their state. An idiot happened to pass the gate. When asked to decide who was to be the King, he replied, “A melon”. This was his standard answer to all questions. The minister declared that a melon would be their new ruler. They crowned the melon and it became the city king.

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