Who said it?

Boeing engineers used potatoes as stand-ins for passengers to help improve airborne Wi-fi service.

It's a testament to the ingenuity of these engineers. They didn't go in with potatoes as the plan

A Boeing spokesman on the use of potatoes as stand-ins for passengers to help improve airborne Wi-fi service


Monday, 24 December, 2012, 3:58am

Humble spud worthy of praise, protection

The UN's recent designation of 2008 as the International Year of the Potato would, at best, seem trivial. Of all the worthy causes that need highlighting, putting a tuber centre-stage surely makes light of the occasion.

22 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Past natural disaster tolls will remain in the past

Declassification of death figures won't give insight into Great Famine: official

Beijing will not revise or offer new information about death tolls from past natural disasters despite no longer considering the numbers state secrets, a senior official said yesterday.

23 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Fish, sweet potato eaters cautioned

Food authorities yesterday cautioned people against eating sweet potatoes and a popular fish that might be contaminated with illegal food colouring.

This came after Mongkok retailers surrendered 500kg of sweet potatoes following a complaint to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department on Wednesday.

26 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Revolution of another chip

Don't buy this hoping to find 101 exciting new recipes for potatoes.

16 Oct 1999 - 12:00am