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Why is a Lazy Person Called a Couch Potato?

We all know what a couch potato is- a person who sits on the couch (or a recliner) and watches TV, moving about as often as a potato. But where did the phrase come from? The story is a lot more complicated than you knew.

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The term was actually trademarked. Imagine that. Simon Whistler of Today I Found Out tells us the story. -via Laughing Squid

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