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The world’s largest potato chip was produced by Pringles in 1990, measuring 23″ x 14.5″.

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Potato blossoms used to be a big hit in royal fashion.  Potatoes first became fashionable when Marie Antoinette paraded through the French countryside wearing potato blossoms in her hair.

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White potato plants belong to the same group as tomatoes, tobacco, chilli pepper, egg plant and petunias.

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Thomas Jefferson gets the credit for introducing “French fries” to America when he served them at a White House Dinner.

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The Inca Indians in Peru were the first to cultivate potatoes around 8,000 BC to 5,000 B.C.

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Sir Walter Raleigh introduced potatoes to Ireland in 1589 on the 40,000 acres of land near Cork

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The potato is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize.

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Potatoes are sometimes called spuds, or if you hail from Scotland, tatties!

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Based on 2010 statistics, China is the leading producer of potatoes.

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The word potato comes from the Spanish word patata.

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