Impressive Potato Facts


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1. In 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television in the U.S.
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2. Potato aphids will not have sex if they detect a drop in air pressure.
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3. A potato has more chromosomes than a human being.
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4. Potatoes were illegal in France between 1748 and 1772.
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5. A 61-Year Old Potato farmer won a 544 Ultramarathon because he continued to run whilst the other competitors slept.
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6. Potato chips were invented after a chef lost his temper with a customer who kept asking for his potatoes to be more fried and thinner.
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7. Stan Laurel once successfully cross-bred a potato with an onion, but couldn’t persuade anyone to eat one.
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8. The 'ice cream' you see in ice cream ads is actually mashed potatoes because they will not melt during production.
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9. The Incas measured their units of time by how long it took to cook a potato.

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10. Belgians began frying up strips of potatoes in the 1600s in the Meuse Valley, creating the first french fries.
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11. If you accidentally over salt a dish while its still cooking, drop in a peeled potato it absorbs the excess salt for an instant fix me up.
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12. The racehorse Potoooooooo got its name from a stable-hand who couldn’t spell ‘Potato’.
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13. The Inca measurement of time was based on how long it took to boil a potato.
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14. Humans can theoretically survive on a diet entirely composed of nothing but potatoes and butter.
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15. Hugh Hefner has someone preselect his potato chips so he doesn’t have to eat broken ones.
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16. Potatoes absorb and reflect radio wave signals much the same way as the human body does.
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17. Dark circles? Take a raw potato, wash it well and peel it off. Cut 2 slices of raw potato and place them under ur eyes.Relax for a few mins.
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18. In 2003, the U.S. Government spent about $2,000,000.00 on potato research.

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