Immortal Potato

Food preservation news from 1954. I wonder if Dr. Butts' potato is still sitting unchanged on a shelf in some government warehouse. Spokane Daily Chronicle - Apr 2, 1954]

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 02, 2013
     Category: Food | 1950s





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And they double as energy saver light bulbs!

WARNING Same clean-up requirements apply.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/02/13 at 11:20 AM
I'll believe anything Dr. Butts has to say!
Posted by mattj on 07/02/13 at 05:21 PM
There's a lot to be said for irradiation of foodstuffs - bacteria are killed, vitamins are retained, etc. The ionizing effects are what retards or stops seeds from sprouting - quick dividing cells found in those areas are most susceptible. No chemicals are required, unlike that rumored "Immortal Twinkie" setting in that professor's office.

Don't be afraid of the atom!
Posted by KDP on 07/02/13 at 05:37 PM
The local trash company and also the one that picks up recyclables sent notices to NOT put your new CFL light bulbs in either due to the drop of mercury in them.

We can now not buy incandescents in certain wattages.

YAY Progress !!! :grrr: :shut:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/03/13 at 02:22 AM
Go LED! They're a bit more expensive but they last forever! Honest! FOREVER!!!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/03/13 at 05:01 AM
Radiation makes potatoes immortal, it makes hamburgers glow, and it makes the catsup and mustard sing in two-part harmony.
Posted by tadchem on 07/03/13 at 01:57 PM
Radiation kills bacteria by destroying complex compounds that life depends on. Those compounds are also essential in nutrition.

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 07/05/13 at 10:30 AM
Those are great side effects, guy but the IMPORTANT thing is that it makes thing GLOW!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/06/13 at 10:31 AM
Just cuz it looks good that does not mean it tastes good or is even edible at all.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/06/13 at 11:04 AM
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