That's Not Very Nice!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

STD Alert

One has to eat 11 pounds of potatoes to put on 1 pound of weight--a potato has no more calories than an apple. The potato was not known in Europe until the seventeenth century, when it was introduced by returning Spanish conquistadors. At first potatoes were thought disgusting and were blamed for starting outbreaks of leprosy and syphilis. As late as 1720 in America, eating potatoes was believed to shorten a persons life.

It sure would suck to get syphilis from a potato. Sure would.