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Do you like trivia and fun facts?
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Do you ever wonder about the history of everyday things in your world?

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Jan 9, 2017

When this episode comes out, it’ll be the second week of the new year. So … how’s everyone’s diets going? If you’re looking for some motivation, you might want to go back to last week’s episode on The Story Behind the Treadmill because in this episode, we’ll be talking about a certain crunchy, salty, fatty food that’s hard to resist.

Find out the popular origin story of this food, and how it’s actually just a legend; how it became a favorite snack food and went from banned during World War 2 to becoming labeled “essential; and why you can’t just eat one.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Potato Chips.

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Sources:

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/09/real-story-potato-chip/

http://www.snopes.com/business/origins/chips.asp

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2016/03/14/surprising-history-potato-chips.html

http://invention.si.edu/potato-chip-inventions

https://www.tastemade.com/articles/8-potato-chip-facts-you-cant-stop-popping

http://www.eatthis.com/this-why-its-so-hard-stop-eating-chips

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/philosophy-stirred-not-shaken/201404/can-you-really-become-addicted-potato-chips

http://list25.com/25-unique-potato-chip-flavors-from-around-the-world-you-probably-never-heard-of/

https://books.google.com/books?id=Wq3tvL_uIHcC&pg=PA637&lpg=PA637&dq=potato+chips+world+war+2&source=bl&ots=M-osSWeaM-&sig=XYGclCKkgQSCqEPY0Jz6dNq_Nq8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibvc7fzZXRAhVDw4MKHbVfASEQ6AEIbTAU#v=onepage&q=potato%20chips%20world%20war%202&f=false