Before McDonald’s switched from cooking its fries in beef tallow to vegetable oil, the fries had more saturated beef fat than their hamburgers.
French fries contain nicotine. Members of the nightshade family such as tobacco and potatoes contain nicotine as a natural pesticide.
The origin of french fries is a hotly contested issue between Belgium and France. Belgium claims a 1781 family manuscript proves they were invented there, while France claims Paris street vendors invented the dish just before the French revolution.
After McDonald’s reduced the price of fries in Japan, teens would have “Potato Parties” where they would buy upwards of 60 orders of fries.