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Encyclopedia > Hot potato

Hot Potato can refer to:

  • Hot Potato (game) is a children's game that involves players quickly tossing a small object such as a beanbag to each other while music plays. The child who has (or last touched) the "hot potato" when the music stops is out. Play continues until one child is left, who wins.
    • From the game, "hot potato" has become an expression that denotes something unwanted, of which nobody wishes to claim the responsibility of, and passes it on to others as quickly as possible (as if to avoid getting burned).
  • Hot Potato also refers to a game show aired on NBC in 1984. For more information on this show, click here.
  • "Hot Potato" is a song by La Toya Jackson.
  • "Hot Potato" is also a children's song by The Wiggles.
  • Hot potato routing is a computer networking term.

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Hot Potato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (500 words)
Hot Potato is an expression that denotes something unwanted, of which nobody wishes to claim the responsibility of, and passes it on to others as quickly as possible (as if to avoid getting burned).
Hot Potato was a television game show broadcast on NBC in the United States from January 23, 1984, through June 29, 1984.
A few weeks were played where all three players on a team were celebrities, with their winnings going to various charities.
Taste: Hot potato, not potato (834 words)
Some day we will again say, "It's not the potato that's bad; it's the stuff you put on it." Today, though, the popular trend is to eat the high-fat, low-carb sour cream, butter and cheese but leave the no-fat, high-carb potato behind.
Sweet potatoes are in the morning glory family; potatoes are relatives of nightshade.
But a study by the Potato Board has found that few people know a 5.3-ounce, skin-on potato has as much vitamin C as equal amounts of banana, broccoli and spinach.
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