February 17, 1795

On February 17, 1795, amateur gardener and marrier of ugly women, Thomas Seddal harvested an 18 lb 5 oz potato from his garden in Chester, England. When people would come and look at it, they’d almost always claim that it was one of Mr. Seddal’s toddlers, and not a potato. To be honest, it could have been one of his toddlers, as they were always taking their clothes off and playing in the mud. The Seddal offspring were quite ugly, as neither Mr. Seddal, or the woman who wished to be a widow, Mrs. Seddal, were attractive in any sense of the word. To be fair, most of the people in the world in 1795 weren’t attractive and wouldn’t be until around 1880, when photography finally took off and people realized there would be a permanent record of how they looked, so they finally started making an effort into looking better.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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