Monday Facts…

February 26, 2007 — 1 Comment

Last week, the facts were about genetics. can you believe that potatoes have more chromosomes than humans?

Speaking of potatoes…

The potato chip was created out of spite. In 1853, when a customer at Moon’s lake House in Saratoga Springs, New York, complained that head chef George Crum’s potatoes were soggy and not salty enough, Crum stomped back to his kitchen, thinly sliced some potatoes, fried them until they were golden, poured salt all over them, and dumped them in front of the picky customer. They became known as “Saratoga chips” until Herman Lay, an enterprising young salesman, popularized the product throughout the country.

Mr Potato Head was the first toy advertised on television.

And now you know about the lowly potato.

From “That’s a Fact, Jack” by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser.

Pat Callahan

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One response to Monday Facts…

  1. I like this post! Here's the "Gump" follow-up. How many dishes can you make with a potato? Potato Soup, Potato Casserole, Fried Potato, Mashed Potato, Baked Potato, Twice Baked Potato….

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