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Growing potatoes on Mars: NASA prepares for future colonization

NASA is planning to see that the first astronauts to land on Mars eat good food: potatoes. A project with the International Potato Center is investigating growing potatoes on Mars. The first Astronauts had to endure food that came in tubes, then bite sized-sandwich cubes and squeeze bottle drinks. The food on the International Space Station is a world apart from what these pioneers had to live on. But the first space farers to land on the Red Planet will be there for quite a while and growing their own food will be as priority. The recent movie “The Martian” with Matt Damon has the protagonist growing potatoes to survive while a rescue expedition is launched. His choice of potatoes...

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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 One Direction Potato: A new band member joins the team.

The One Direction Potato made his debut on the Jimmy Kimmel Show and was an immediate hit. Sometimes we need to send a message; often we can’t find the words. The wildly successful band 1D recently had a member leave the band. Zayn Malik helped make 1D a number one sensation and send it to the top of the charts. He left because of creative differences. By coincidence, the band is also taking some time off away from touring to refresh, regroup and relax. Recently on the Jimmy Kimmel Show they announced a new band member, a Russet potato (purchased at Ralph’s Supermarket for .58 cents). The One Direction Potato had its own armchair on the set since it would...

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