What I learned this week: the original Mr. Potato Head did not come with a potato head. Because you were supposed to use a real potato! Or just about any fruit and vegetable. I think it would have held a lot more interest for me that way–never really saw the point of the plastic version. How did I come across this tidbit? For a post at Modern Belles of History, I wanted to discuss the fictional possibilities of the infamous Wall Street tycoon and miser Hetty Green, and at some point, my brain said, “historical potato heads!”
Here’s a peek at the post, and you can find the rest here.