In the United States of America, February 22nd is National Cook A Sweet Potato Day. nationaldaycalendar.com/n…
A man in China was arrested as a counter revolutionary, tried & found guilty, then executed with a shot to the head, all for likening a mango to a sweet potato. collectorsweekly.com/arti…
Polynesians may have traveled to the Americas in pre-columbian times. Sweet potatoes originated from the Americas were found in the islands when Cpt. Cook discovered them. The Maori word for sweet potato "kumala" is almost the same as the Quechuan's word "k'umara" for sweet potato. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned that under Mao Zedong, a dentist was executed for malicious slander for comparing a mango to a sweet potato. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao…
There is more fiber in one sweet potato than in a bowl of oatmeal. sweetpotato.org/content/n…
The sweet potato is native to America and was widespread in Polynesia when Europeans first reached the Pacific. Suggesting that Polynesians had contact with America in pre-Columbian times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The word for 'sweet potato' is 'kumara' in Maori and the language of Easter Island, and 'kumar' in Quechua (Peru), suggesting possible ancient contact between Polynesians and indigenous Americans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
A yam and a sweet potato, although often used interchangeably, are starchy vegetables from two different crop sources. grammarist.com/usage/yam-…
A Mango craze went on in China during the Cultural Revolution and that a man compared a mango to a sweet potato. He was put on trial for malicious slander and executed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao…
Sweet Potatoes and Yams are different veggies. What Americans call "Yams" are actually mislabeled Sweet Potatoes. Yams are a round, white fleshed veggie similar to a potato. youtube.com/watch?v=CCDeM…
In Japan, Kit Kats come in a variety of unusual flavors, including Wasabi, Edamame, Green Tea, and Purple Sweet Potato kotaku.com/5983276/15-fla…
Sweet Potato Ranks Number 1 In Nutrition of All Vegetables foodreference.com/html/sw…
There are many exotic flavors of Kit Kat bars in Japan including potato, apple vinegar, watermelon+salt, green tea and sweet corn dailydawdle.com/2012/05/1…
There's a version of Nestle's KitKat chocolate bar that's a bakeable sweet potato shop.whiterabbitjapan.com…
The sweet potato is strong evidence of Pre-Colombian Trans-Pacific contact by the Polynesians. npr.org/blogs/thesalt/201…
Actual Yams are a giant African tuber that can grow to be over 5 feet long and weigh 150 pounds. They are completely unrelated to the American Sweet Potato that is commonly referred to as a Yam. huffingtonpost.com/2013/1…
November is sweet potato awareness month. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nov…
The sweet potato plant is a member of the morning glory genus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipo…
What Americans call "yams" (the ones with the bright orange flesh) are actually not yams, but sweet potatos; yams are an entirely different thing. huffingtonpost.com/2012/1…
The sweet potato originated in Central America and crossed the Pacific before the Europeans npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned that nobody really knows when the first humans populated Hawai'i, or how and when the sweet potato, which is from South America, was introduced to the islands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anc…
There is a ritualized public spectacle in New Guinea involving cunnilingus, a sweet potato, and facesitting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cun…
A Sweet Potato isn't really a Yam en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yam
A casual remark by Mao Zedong, "Sweet potato tastes good; I like it," became a widespread slogan in the Chinese countryside during the Cultural Revolution en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
They have a sweet potato flavored Kit-Kat bar in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit…
β€œSweet potato tastes good; I like it” became a political slogan during the Cultural Revolution after a casual remark by Mao Zedong en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…

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