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How to Grow Your Mystery Potato

A Mystery Potato opens up many doors. Some lead to great stories and conversations, strengthening a relationship and even to learning experiences. Taking the Mystery Potato and growing your own crop of potatoes to enjoy with family and friends is one of the countless ways a personalized gift like this can multiply. The fun of a Mystery Potato is never knowing just what may happen after you have opened up the box. You thought enough of someone to mail a potato with a unique and personal message on a Mystery Potato. You can imagine the smile on their face as they tried to guess who sent the anonymous surprise. Finally they called you and thanked you for the gift. Here...

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The history of Mr. Potato Head

Baby boomers are buying back the toys they played with as kids and at the top of the list is Mr. Potato Head owned by Hasbro. Mr. Potato Head (on Amazon.com) dates back to a time when toys were more creative and let children’s imaginations grow. Building sets, plastic cowboys, “erector sets” and a box with plastic parts for making comical characters with a potato, all these helped a number of generations grow in imagination and creativity. Mr. Potato Head: from cereal box to world famous toy. Right after the end of WW2, an inventor named George Lerner came up with an idea to use plastics and a potato as a toy. Plastics were refined during the war and now toys were...

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Gag Gift: #PracticalGagGift The Wine Condom

Laughter is the best medicine, not only when we don’t feel so well, but it keeps us healthy and happy, and gag gifts are a way to share a laugh. Gag gifts can be described as seemingly irrelevant items which have a meaning for the giver and recipient that goes beyond the item given. They can be common items with a written tag or inscription that remind them of an event or moment shared or a common interest. Gag gifts are usually given on impulse as the giver finds an item that reminds them of someone with whom they share a bond.   Why we give gag gifts   We’re familiar with the mall stores with gag gifts, some of...

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What’s the difference between a Mystery Potato and a couch potato?

Potatoes are a many splendored vegetable. They come in many shapes, sizes, types and tastes. But the term couch potato seems to be very popular. What is a couch potato and how does it differ from a Mystery Potato? Mystery Potatoes are “action potatoes”. Potatoes have more nutrients than we can imagine. Marathon runners carbo-load before a grueling 26.2 race and too much pasta is just too much. Mixing in some potatoes, mashed, baked or whatever helps keep the fire stoked for the big race. A Mystery Potato is sent with a message and good wishes and can be eaten before a marathon for extra energy and motivation Couch potatoes do not run marathons. They watch them on TV. They...

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National mail a potato day

National mail a potato day is coming, are you ready to celebrate? This holiday celebrates the time-honored tradition of mailing a potato with a personalized message anonymously to a deserving person. This ancient (well, maybe not so ancient) tradition of surprising a special or soon- to- be special someone with a message that they alone will appreciate is worthy of spreading around the globe so it’s up to you to do your part. Who is eligible to receive a potato with a message on National Mail a Potato Day?  First of all, family members, whether close or far away top the list. Smiles are a treasure and a potato with a message will be valued. Today’s society sees families spread...

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