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A few years ago, the Idaho Potato Commission (yup, that's totally a real thing) created a giant model of an Idaho potato. The enormous spud toured the country on the back of a flat-bed truck for six years on "The Famous Idaho Potato Tour" with the purpose of drumming up potato sales.

We didn't know they had declined, but we guess things are okay now because the giant spud was retired in 2018. A new potato mascot would take over, but that still left a major problem.

The Potato Commission had literally no idea what to do with the six-ton spud they had just sitting around. This thing was massive; almost 30 feet long, 12 feet wide, and about 12 feet tall. Would they just put it out to pasture and let it rot?

Enter potato-savior Kristie Wolfe.


Kristie is a tiny-house developer who had an idea so insane that it might just be brilliant. She contacted the Potato Commission and asked if she could turn the potato into a room that people could rent out.

And folks, that's exactly what she did. Kristie renovated the super-spud and turned it into an AirBnB that looks ... well ... perfectly potato-tastic on the outside:

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The exterior doesn't seem to have changed much - and that was the point - but the inside is honestly kind of dreamy.

The walls look like they were carved out of mashed potato, but the rest doesn't have a spud vibe at all. The queen-sized bed is adorable, there are tons of lovely plants (though there are no windows, so light may be an issue for them) and a seating area.

There's even a chandelier made of antlers!

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You're noticing the lack of a bathroom, right? We knew it.

Just because there isn't one in the spud doesn't mean there are no facilities on site. A short walk away from the potato is a grain silo that has been converted into a bathroom that's cool enough for even the pickiest potatoes.

It's got more plants, a round tub, toilet, sink ... and is that a fireplace?

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The spud is garnering some serious attention. Check out this quick little news clip.

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The room opens at the end of May, but you can already book it on AirBnB for about $250 a night after fees. Be aware, though, there's not a lot going on in the area.

The potato kind of is the attraction - so if you're looking for nightlife (or privacy) this probably isn't for you just yet. Let some of the fascination die down so you don't have passers-by just gawking at you while you're making a run to use the facilities.

As news of the room spread around Twitter, people shared their thoughts... and potato jokes.










So what do you think? Would you stay in the spud suite? Let us know!

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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