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4 Weird Things You Can Do With Potatoes

Feb 27, 2020
Potatoes are not just for eating. (laughs) Let's talk about that. ♪ (introductory music) ♪ Good mythical morning. Pureed, fried, baked, twice baked, gratin. You can do all kinds of

things

with

potatoes

, if you're going to put them in your mouth, but what if you take the stuffing out of your... in the hole in my face-- - Oh. Oh my God. - criteria? (laughs) What would happen if you removed that criteria? Please delete it. Please remove whatever... What are you going to do with the

potatoes

if you're not going to put them in the hole in the face? - Lots of cool stuff, and we're going to do that for you today, in another installment of, - ♪ (harp music) ♪ - (Rhett) Let's get

weird

with that!
4 weird things you can do with potatoes
Potatoes. Here's a riddle, how many Internet users does it take to change a light bulb? It depends on how many potatoes they have. ♪(harp music)♪ I've heard of this, but never tried it. Until now. First, you must have a frying pan, and then you must have a bombilla. You really only need to have a bulb, and you don't need a pan, but we're going to have this for safety. - And glasses. We're going to have these for safety. We assume that you already have a broken light bulb in your house. No, that you're going to break light bulbs like we're about to do.
4 weird things you can do with potatoes

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But it's fun (laughs). But, the only thing more dangerous than breaking a light bulb right in front of your friend, is trying to unscrew the bulb with your bare hands. That's where the potato comes in. - But first you have to break the light bulb. - Break them together? Like, do we break them down? Crack the first one and I'll see how it goes. (exhales) Wish me luck, man. Good luck. Three, two, one. - (crew laughs) - Okay, wait. You didn't give me enough luck, man. Better luck, man. Three, two, one. Okay. (Laughter) - It's a good bulb. - I can try? - Problem solved. - Yes.
4 weird things you can do with potatoes
Don't break the light bulb. Get an unbreakable light bulb. - (laughs) - That thing is going to... That's how I usually break light bulbs. (screams) Why am I the only one in this house that turns off all the lights? I always turn off the lights after everyone else. Look, I broke the light bulb but no... I broke the lamp. It's okay, listen. This is for what follows, but I'll go ahead and explain. Now, easy, easy, like an egg. (Rhett) Wow! Oh! Gas! Gas. Don't breathe it. (Link) That's going to be hard. - Oh! - Oh my God.
4 weird things you can do with potatoes
Well, at least we have mine. Here we go. Woowee! We are having fun today. - Ok. - Yessss! Now get a knife. (Laughter) And there's a potato that's already cut up there. But I want to do it the right way, man. Yes, cut it in half; we will each take half. (Link) So what you do is cut the potato in half. And then we don't-- We really don't need this part anymore. Let's get rid of this. You may want a larger potato, but this is the size of potato I have. - And then... And just to be sure.
We are going to use a glove. Just wear Blue Hawk gloves. - And then you take this-- - (Rhett) Not a sponsor. - Just, that's what's in there. - And it's-- Look, if you had, like, some shards of glass, there's some shards in there, but we defragmented it for the most part. You've taken-- I mean, yours doesn't make sense, (Rhett) because it's already completely out of place. Mine is a bit more of a typical situation around here. (Rhett) Look at that. It's fully working. I just put it up there, and then you just flip the potato over.
I usually unscrew with my right hand. (crew laughs) - You think I'm left-handed. - (Rhett) Even if you're left-handed, do you unscrew with your right hand? - I fuck with the-- - However, yours doesn't make any sense, because-- Do you understand what I'm saying? - Like... Yeah. - (crew laughs) There you go. Great job. I often throw tantrums when I have to do housework. But look how easy it works. You did very well, Rhett. We got right there, and then of course now you can turn this on. ♪ (harp music) ♪ I wasn't kidding about turning this into a light.
Let's do it. So, put one hand here and the other hand. And then, like this, and then we rub these hands together. (both laugh) What if it worked, man? What if that worked? We would change the world. Well, I'm glad we're recording. - That's not what's going to happen. - We still use tapes. We will use the power of a potato as a battery. Yes. And we're going to make a flashlight. And, what we mean by that, is not that you... You can't use potatoes as a battery, because I tried that here. (Laughter) And that doesn't work.
Now, this is a very large flashlight that may seem a little impractical, but the way it works is-- We wanted to make a huge Maglite with a horn. - Yeah, we wanted to have-- - Powered by potatoes. We wanted to get the brightest light possible, and when you put that many potatoes together, the potential for light brightness skyrockets. So the way this works is basically, we have a series of potatoes, (Rhett) we're showing you a diagram on the screen right now, (Rhett) so you can understand what I'm saying. (Rhett) But you make a series of potatoes that have a copper nail (Rhett) and a zinc coated nail, and there's an electrical reaction (Rhett) that occurs between those two, with an exchange of electrons, (Rhett) which is which is electricity.
And it actually goes through (Rhett) the liquid or the acid inside the potatoes, (Rhett), so the potatoes are like a battery casing. But, if you make enough of these, you can get some serious power. Look at this. All right, so let's aim it-- Let's point it at them, and you're going to turn it on. Okay, then turn off the lights. And then we're... Get ready. (Link) Here we go. - (Link) Hmm, you might want to squint. - (Rhett) There it is. (Link) Ouch! Was it on? - (Rhett) That's the power of potatoes. - (crew laughs) - (Link) Is it on? - (Rhett) Yeah, it's on. (Rhett) Don't insult our light, man. (Rhett) Don't insult our light.
Check it out. (Rhett) It's like a fucking robot face in there. (Link) (robotic voice) Hello. I live in this light. (Link) I am a potato. (Rhett) Now let me show you what that looks like on the inside, (Rhett) because I know you're impressed. - (Rhett) Now, I have to be careful-- - (Link) Lights, please. Again in. I have to be careful not to electrocute myself when I take this off. But this is a series of potatoes. (Link) Never look down the barrel of a flashlight. - (pretending to be shocked) Bzz. Bzz. - (laughs) That's a dad joke if I've ever seen one.
Man, this thing is constipated. - Oh. - Well OK. You broke it. (crew laughs) Now we'll never get out of here alive. (Rhett) Our torch is dead. (both) Here we go. Oh, sometimes it looks like that. - It's like a potato snake. - (crew laughs) That was a healthy bowel movement you just had. - My God. - So, as you can see, this is just a series of potatoes, and we have different nails on each side. There is one that has been exposed. So, as you can see there, we have the copper nail and the zinc nail, and the electrical exchange between the two.
Yeah, and if you want to know how to make one of these awesome gadgets, check out Good Mythical Crew this Saturday morning. You may think this isn't much light, but when the apocalypse comes, you'll (both) appreciate every last ounce of light you can get. ♪ (harp music) ♪ Another great use for the potato is as a little caddy. - (Link) Look at that. - (Rhett) I have a bathroom caddy, which-- I've had it for years, I just haven't told you. It's where I keep my toothbrush, my tweezers, my razor, my lipstick, - (Rhett) and my beard oil. - Your lipstick?
Yeah and I just-- See. Right there, it's just perfect. Made for all that, and I keep it there. I keep my tater caddy in the car, because that's where I need it, my sunglasses, my phone, my other sunglasses, (Link) and it has a built in cup holder right there. That's a little-- It's like a snapping cup. Portion control. - Control of water portions. - (crew laughs) But, the most practical use for a potato cart, - is a potato cart. - Boom! - (Link) Look at that. - (Rhett) And these are just-- (Rhett) Put them in your mouth. - It's not... - Do that while you're driving. - Its not cute? - Or while sitting down.
And then after you finish all your potatoes, it's potato knuckles. - Bam. For bar fights. ♪(harp music)♪ I had one of these Mr. Potato Heads as a kid, which gave me minutes of entertainment. I mean, look, you can put

things

on it, and then you can-- Oh look, his ear is turned the other way. And the original Mr. Potato Head actually, legitimately, wasn't making this up, just a potato, until they realized it wasn't very sanitary when it rotted, but, you know, it's the same principle as Mr. Potato Head. (Link) Put that there. (Rhett) It was even more fun, because you got to eat the guy, - after he was done. - Yeah.
I'm hungry for a tater man. Children can feel like cannibals. Hm mm, but listen, why stop there, when you can go full-blown human-sized, real-life Mr. Potato Heads? Let's become Potato Heads. (Link) ♪(holds a long note)♪ (Link) Hello. (Rhett) Oh my gosh. (Link) My eye holes, I can barely see. I have a good hole for the eye. I have two, but... I already have like a nose. You are a bit chubby. (Link) You're tall, man. - All right, well, let's do it, Link. - (Link) Gotta keep my shoulders up. (Rhett) I just realized my nose is itchy and I got itchy. - (crew laughs) - Do you want me to listen to you? (Rhett) I'm going to lay some eyes on you. - (Rhett) (screams) - (Link) What? - It was right in my ear. - (Link) Oh really? - (Link) That's the right place then. - (Rhett) Just kidding. - (Rhett) (tense sounds) - (Link) I have one. - (Rhett) Okay, look right at me. - (Link) Give me ears. (tense sounds) (crew laughs) - Oh!
Oh! - the crew laughs) That's right in my forehead. - (Link) Alright, what else do you need? - (crew laughs) Give me some eyes, man. Where are the eyes? - (Link) This way? - (Rhett) Right here. - (Link) Alright, I'm going-- - (Rhett) Oh. (Link) Oh yeah. Here we go. (crew laughs) I have a tongue for you. I'm going to put your mouth, you put my tongue. - (crew laughs) - (Link) There you have it. And, uh... I need some ears, dude. Where are the ears? Oh! (Link) Did you give me a nose? (Rhett) Hey, here we go.
Oh! Expect. I can't watch when you do that. (Rhett) Okay, and a nose for you. (Rhett) Oh, a nose and a mustache. Turn. What is this? (yells) (Link) Let me give you a... (Link) I give up. (crew laughs) (Link) How do we look? (Rhett) This is funnier than the original, dude. Yes, pretty good. I went a little low with your mouth. (Link) I recommend trying this at home. (Rhett) Thank you for liking, commenting and subscribing. (Link) You know what time it is. What's up everyone, my name is Desmond, I'm from (unintelligible), Illinois, and it's time for Rhett and Link to spin the Wheel of Mythic.
Are you ready? Today episode five of Buddy System comes out, on this channel. - Yes! - May or may not include - (Rhett) A power nap rap. - (Link) What? Click on Good Mythical More, where we're going to do (fancy voice) the potato theater challenge. If you haven't heard of it, you will. Link's hands are cats. - (repeats) Hey, hey, hey. - (meowing sounds) I don't know how to tell you this, but, well, that's

weird

. You have cat hands, but they are stroking each other like human hands. - They are also my hands. - But your mouth is making the noise.
This is very strange. It wasn't weird at first, when you only had cat hands, but it got weird when they started petting each other and you started making noises. Now it just makes me think that this is all an act. - (purring sounds) - It makes me think it's all an act, and you really only have real hands. And I'm disappointed. Oh, but it's soft.

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