Charged with Meaning: The Etymology of the Potato Battery - Videos

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It’s raining potatoes! We explore the names for potatoes, the history of the battery, the role of potatoes in powering the Industrial Revolution, and the WWII origins of the potato cannon. It’s all part of a collaboration with some #WeCreateEdu friends–check out the playlist for experiments with potato batteries, the biology of the potato, the psychology of potato chips, & much more! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdNfe9CByWuY6n_y5bKUKBcXbG-EtEY99

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Show notes & credits: http://www.alliterative.net/potato
Transcript: http://www.alliterative.net/potato-transcript
Related blog post: http://www.alliterative.net/blog/2017/6/13/a-closer-eye-on-the-potato

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  1. For those who saw our video about the Earliest English Word, here's a report on the poll! The overwhelming winner was cyulis, with 38% of the votes–the others got 19%-12%. And at least 11 votes for Anglii in the comments. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, everyone!

  2. Diderot must not have been very imaginative, at least not culinarily. I wonder how long it was before potatoes got to India? The Indians have done some great things with them.

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