Two Christmases ago, I gave my father-in-law a potato I won on eBay. I can't remember exactly why I did this, but he ended up thinking it was very funny and sent me out to Hobby Lobby the next day for a length of red velvet to serve as a backdrop. He is a novice photographer, and loves a challenge. I finally got around to framing the photo he took and hanging it very prominently in our house.
Here is the photo of said potato, where I first heard of its fame:
|from The Kitchn|
My alternate name for it was Mary Mashdelene.