From texting to Facebook and Twitter, there’s no shortage of ways for us to instantly communicate short messages. But one Texas entrepreneur has just come up with a new way that has captured the world’s imagination: potato parcels.

Alex Craig came up with a business idea to send anonymous custom messages to whoever you want on a potato. Craig, 24, said he came up with the idea for Potato Parcel earlier this year while having dinner with his girlfriend.  “She said, ‘You will not sell a single potato. This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard,’ but just as record labels said no to The Beatles, she’s been forced a slice of humble pie.

Craig says he’s sold over 2,000 potatoes, and he’s clearing $10,000 a month in profit since he launched the site in May. How you can make 10 grand off potatoes is baffling to me, but massive fair play to this dude for his entrepreneurship.

He’s clearly no spud (sorry, couldn’t resist).


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