For 12 years, the Mr. Potato Head toy was intended to be used with real potatoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
The shape of the Milky Way galaxy is warped and twisted. Kind of like a potato chip. earthsky.org/space/milky-…
During the potato famine (1845-1849), Ireland was a net exporter of foodstuffs. Estimates of 1 million starved due to economic policiesβ€”The "Protestant Ascendancy" created an environment where food was simply unaffordable to the Catholic majority population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Potato chip packages are filled with nitrogen gas to help the snacks stay fresh indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Garden Veggie Straws, which shows fresh vegetables on the bag, and are promoted as a healthy alternative to chips, are actually made of salt, starch, and tomato paste. They have less nutrition than actual potato chips and the manufacturer, which has a history of false claims, is now being sued. nypost.com/2017/07/06/the…
In the 18th century, the King of Denmark-Norway ordered clergy to walk the lands as "potato priests" to promote the cultivation of potatoes by the peasants. The campaign was a success and the potato became "more important than the constitution". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
The La Bonnotte potato from France can cost $300 per pound and are only grown on Noirmoutier Island, a little speck in the ocean near the city of La Rochelle in Charente-Maritime. thegoodlifefrance.com/mos…
A risk factor for a latex allergy is a history of allergies to avocado, banana, peach, chestnut, passionfruit, raw potato, kiwi, tomato, or papaya pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
The process to create some of the 40% less fat potato chips are nearly identical to the classic chips and just have one additional step. After they’re removed from the fryer, they spin the excess oil in a centrifuge. cooksillustrated.com/arti…
Today I learned of Pomato, a grafted plant that is part tomato and part potato. The resulting plant have cherry tomatoes on the vine and white potatoes in the soil, resulting in plants with double crops. Grafting can also boost natural resilience and improve biodiversity by supporting different pollinators! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
In 1967 a Munich resident Helmut G. Winter built a catapult to launch Bavarian potato dumplings at noisy planes flying over his house forcing the West German Luftwaffe pilots to concede defeat and change their flight path. reuters.screenocean.com/r…
Veggie straws are actually worse for you than most potato chips on the market. isitbadforyou.com/questio…
After Czech gymnast VΔ›ra ČÑslavskΓ‘ lost her training facility due to the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia, she trained for the 1968 Olympics in the forest using potato sacks as weights and logs as beams. She medaled in all six events, four of them Gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C…
Only 14 years after almost the entire Choctaw population was forcibly relocated in the Trail of Tears, the tribe donated $170 (over $5,000 today) to victims of the Potato Famine in Ireland, creating a bond between the two peoples that lasts to today. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The original Mr. Potato Head didn't come with a plastic body. The pieces were meant to be put into an actual potato. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
The potato and tomato are both native to Peru. Though commonly associated with Eurasian culinary traditions, both plants were unknown to the eastern hemisphere until 500 years ago. andeanlodges.com/en/the-a…
Today I learned about the Potato Paradox, a counter-intuitive math calculation that states: If you have 100 lbs of potatoes made of 99% water and dehydrate them to be just 98% water, they would then weigh only 50 lbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
The potato plant (which the potato underground stores energy for) produces poisonous fruits that look like small green tomatoes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
The term, Luck of the Irish, was originally an insult. It was said sarcastically as the Irish have historically had bad luck, such as the potato famine. midwesternscout.com/the-h…
Mr Potato Head was originally just the accessories. You provided your own potatoes. youtu.be/ICGrjmJouWA
The first potato chip flavoring sold in the U.S. was barbecue aghires.com/interesting-h…
A trucker hauling potato chips got lost in an unfamiliar area after entering wrong gps info and becoming stuck on a snowy embankment while attempting to turn around. He was found after 4 days so dehydrated his kidneys shut down and close to having frostbite on one foot but he didn't eat one chip cnn.com/2018/04/29/us/ore…
The "air" puffing-up most potato chips bags is actually not air. It's nitrogen. Chemical reactions with regular air would hurt the taste. Also, typical snacks bags are a high-tech sandwich of polypropylene, a possible thin coating of aluminum, and polyethylene (grocery-bag plastic). npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, briefly did a comic strip about Mr. Potato Head in the early 2000s middletownpress.com/news/…
1 in 4 Irish citizens either died or left Ireland during the great potato famine of the 1840s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Color photography has existed since 1907. The "autochrome" process used millions of microscopic red, green and blue colored potato starch grains that filtered light before it reached the emulsion on a glass plate. blog.scienceandmediamuseu…
Today I learned about the Andean potato preservation technique: ChuΓ±o which can be stored for decades. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
The International Potato Center has successfully grown potatoes in a simulated Mars environment. They grew the plants in a CubeSat which mimicked the Martian air pressure and atmosphere, and used saline desert soils analogous to Martian soils as the growing medium. cipotato.org/blog/indicat…
Today I learned about "The Whole Shabangs" potato chips, available almost exclusively from US Prison system commissaries. Ex-cons consider these chips to be the best chip out there, and a high-point of their incarceration. Many end up dismayed and disappointed at their lack of availability "on the outside". mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Frito-Lay launched WOW fat-free potato chips in 1998 containing Olestra which caused "abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fecal incontinence ["anal leakage"], and other gastrointestinal symptoms". Warning on package "This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stool” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay…
Potato Plants Can Form Berries Which Are Toxic cultivariable.com/potato-…
Pringles are technically not potato chips, they are molded out of powdered potato, wheat, and other additives en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Potato bugs are legitimately called "Jerusalem Crickets" but despite their common names, these insects are neither true crickets nor true bugs, nor are they native to Jerusalem. wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusa…
During the Irish Potato Famine, the poor were hired for useless construction projects called 'famine follies' in order to provide them with work that would not take existing work away from other workers. These included roads in the middle of nowhere, between two seemingly random points. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fol…
There are more than 3,800 types of potato in Peru phys.org/news/2016-02-nas…
Norwegian jack-of-all trades call themselves "potato" because they go with everything bouvet.no/bouvet-deler/po…
Mr. Potato Head was originally sold as just an assortment of facial features and accessories without a body, and it was up to the consumer to stick them in an actual potato. After complaints of rotting vegetables and new safety regulations, a plastic potato body was eventually included. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Korean college students once protested against the amount of air in potato chip packets by building a raft out of them and sailing across a river. kotaku.com/college-studen…
According to a new 3D model of the Milky Way, our galaxy is warped and shaped like the popular brand of potato chip. β€œI’d say that it is shaped like a Pringle” said Radek Poleski, an astronomer at Ohio State University who helped to create the new map. nypost.com/2019/08/05/new…
The Hassenfeld brothers, Herman, Hillel, and Henry, started by selling pencils and later invented G.I. Joe. When they specialized in producing toys, including Mr. Potato Head, the company was renamed "Hasbro." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Has…
The population of Ireland is still about 2 million less than what it was before the Potato Famine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iri…
The Potato paradox. If a 100 kg of potatoes consist of 99% water, but dehydrate so that they are only 98% water, they now only weigh 50kg. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
In Ireland there is an amusement park called Tayto Park, which is based on the Irish potato crisp brand of the same name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tay…
That, since the Great Potato Famine in 1845 Ireland, the population STILL hasn't recovered grantonline.com/grant-fam…
Ln 1847 the Choctaw nation sent $170 to Ireland for the potato famine, 16 years after the Trail of Tears. In 2016 a statue in Midleton, Ireland was erected symbolizing the bond between them. choctawnation.com/news-ev…
In 1937 the Hershey Company made a high calorie chocolate bar designed to taste "a little better than a baked potato" for the US Army so that soldiers would only eat it in case of real emergency en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Pringles are not potato chips io9.gizmodo.com/the-shock…
If you let potatoes consisting of 99% water dry so that they are 98% water, they lose 50% of their weight (Potato Paradox) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Pringles qualified as crisps/potato chips under a ruling of a British Court despite being 42% potatoes theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Before 1748 potatoes were considered hogs feed by French and the French Parlement banned cultivations as they thought potato plantations causes of leprosy. Antoine Parmentier a pharmacist changed all that through research and pioneering for potatoes to be accepted. geriwalton.com/man-who-ma…

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