Her Entire Family Dies Because Of Potatoes And Now She’s Alerting The World

An eight-year-old Russian girl is now an orphan, after her entire family was wiped out by a very unlikely suspect: potatoes. Maria Chelysheva’s mother, father, brother, and grandmother all passed away within minutes of each other, after going down into the cellar where they stored potatoes for winter.

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Potatoes contain glycoalkaloids, a chemical compound found in the deadly nightshade plants. When in the proper circumstances, rotten potatoes can be toxic when the gas given off is inhaled, or the potatoes, eaten.

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