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Submitted by ub on

This is why should rub your car windshield with a potato. How many times have woke up to find a cold frozen car windshield?

My old friend, who I like o call Brother Moon says this not only is delaying the departure to our destination, but it is a nuisance and a hassle.  Our options are to scrape off the ice or deice the windshield with a store-bought or homemade deicer or use a cut piece of potato. https://youtu.be/AErz6zswKxc

The answer can be found inside a potato. The potato is a starchy tuber of the plant Solanum tuberosum and is a root vegetable native to the Americas. The plant is a perennial in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Wild potato species can be found throughout the Americas, from Canada to southern Chile.

The next time you see freezing temperatures headed your way, prepare your car the night before to prevent ice from accumulating on the windshield. You do this by cutting a potato in half and rubbing the open end directly on the glass. The reason this works is the sugars from the potato create a barrier on the glass that will help prevent ice from forming. Thus, no icy windshield!!  ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AErz6zswKxc