Potato Fact #2

The Incas used the sun, moon, stars and potatoes to measure the passage of time. In the 1650s, Spanish missionary Bernabé Cobo reported that the time it took to boil a pot of potatoes was a basic unit as common as our hour. The Quechua language terms were hok yanoy chika (“one cooking so much”) and hok wayk’oy (“one cooking”).