Daragh Monaghan ([email protected])
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 12:05:37 +0800
>Robbie Robinson ([email protected]) wrote:
>> >[email protected] wrote:
>> > so i'm up late channel zapping, when i come upon "sifl and olly", this
> >> strange sock puppet show on acid that mtv shows at 12:30 am. when the
>> > show cuts to a commercial, they have this feature called "rock facts".
>> > the question was - "what did the band u2 use instead of electricity to
>> > power the recording of their early albums?" so i decided to take the
>> > bite, and waited through the commercials to see what their answer
>> > would be. show starts again, and while the screen says "answer: this
>> > is about as true as atlantis", sifl and olly do a voiceover, saying,
>> > "i heard they used fermented potatoes, to like symbolize the irish
>> > plight, or something." just thought i'd share this bit of pointless
>> > u2-related trivia with wire:)
>> > -ana
>> Jeez ana, aren't fermented potatoes, uh, like, GIN!
> >U2's early albums were Gin powered! The truth comes out:p
>> (I thought it was only Adam back then ;)
>Actually, all root vegetables can give off electricity, which is
>why this joke is a touch humorous (a classic science experiment
>is to stick a light bulb in a potato to illuminate it). And fermented
>potatoes are used to make vodka (haven't heard of potato-based
>gin, but I could be wrong).
>Just thought I'd pass along some chemistry trivia.
Of course, the most famous Irish potato based beverage is Poitin! (Still illegal (and occasionally lethal!) in my oft rain sodden country...
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