TIL that in 1930, the Soviet Union built a plant to make polybutadiene, a synthetic rubber used for tires, out of ethanol from potatoes

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Fun fact, butadiene is pure lung cancer when inhaled.

Pollo_Jack

What CAN’T Russians/USSR make from potatoes? Wow

CharismaticAlbino

Tastes very strange!

IMilkYourDrinkshake

They made tires out of undiluted vodka, sounds right for them.

banditta82

I can see a flaw in this plan

bubalusarnee