UnNews:Man uses potatoes to test wi-fi
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22 December 2012
30 MILES FROM DUBLIN, Ireland --
He has a rather large potato farm and a small airplane business which he runs in his spare time. Paddy says that potatoes "interact" with electronic signals in a similar way to humans, never get bored and have a talent for playing the drums. O'Reilly said, "They are the perfect stand-in for people who would otherwise have had to sit motionless for days".
To test the signal distribution, Paddy turned to spuds instead of human test subjects, because he lives 20 miles from his neighbours and 30 miles from any sort of civilisation.
The Irish Potato Council said many people underestimated the humble potato's alternative uses. "They can be used as snowballs, show-polish, anti-aging cream, sex toys, paint, toothpaste, sex toys and for playing hot potato", said Paddy O'Reilly, Paddy's 10 year old son, Vice President of the Council.
However, "It's not only potatoes that have a variety of uses. Lots of vegetables do," Paddy insists. "Carrots for instance".
"Carrots can be used as Lightsabers, show-polish, anti-aging cream, sex toys, paint, toothpaste, sex toys and for playing hot carrot."
I decided to leave after Paddy started to list all the uses of a cucumber.
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