136: Sneaky Potato

136: Sneaky Potato

Brain Junk
136: Sneaky Potato

In 1532 the Spanish found out what everyone in South America already knew–potatoes are amazing. But when they brought them back to Europe the reception wasn’t so great. No one was impressed by a food harvested out of the dirt.

When famine hit Prussia in 1774, King Frederick the Great had a plan to get his starving people to eat the dreaded potato.

Check out his grave in Germany and leave a potato.

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