The Indians in Peru were the first people to cultivate the potato over 4000 years ago.
On October 21, 1958, Tater Tots were trademark registered and eating potatoes was never the same.
A potato is about 80% water and 20% solid.
Potatoes are a powerful aphrodisiac, says a physician in Ireland.
The average American eats 140 pounds of potatoes per year. Germans eat more than 200 pounds per year.
The largest potato grown was 18 pounds and 4 ounces according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It was grown in England in 1795.
Canadian, Edward A. Asselbergs invented instant mashed potatoes (dehydrated potato flakes) in 1962.