The Potato Museum in Blackfoot, Idaho, has the cold, hard, and quirky facts on spuds.
For those wondering whats behind the term spud, museum director Stephanie Govatos has the answer.
She says spud isnt just a term of tater endearment, but actually an acronym for the Society for the Prevention of an Unwholesome Diet, a 19th century anti-potato activist group who tried to ban taters from Britain.
Govatos also reveals that Thomas Jefferson introduced potatoes to America, and the average person eats 124 pounds of them a year.
Though potatoes have a quirky history, Govatos says people love them because they can have them their own way.
She says, Everyone has a certain type of potato they like. I hate tater tots, but I love mashed potatoes.
The museum spreads the tater love to tourists, sending them each home with a box of hash browns to enjoy.
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