On average, each global citizen eats 33 kg of potatoes each year. Australians, clearly potato lovers, eat a whopping 60 kg per person every year!
Potatoes were the first vegetable grown in space, when they were grown on the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1995.
The Incans in South America were the first people to cultivate the potato as long ago as 200 BCE.
The Spanish introduced the potato to Europe following the Conquest in the sixteenth century (and the word ‘potato’ comes from the Spanish ‘patata’).