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An image from Wikipedia showing the "Jojo." A logical follow-up question: Is ketchup necessary?
KCAW’s Morning Edition listeners can finally lay one of life’s big mysteries to rest: A Jojo is a giant, baked french fry — not a tater tot.
According to Wikipedia:
Potato wedges, also called jojos in some parts of the United States, are a variation of french fries. As their name suggests, they are wedges of potatoes, often large and unpeeled, that are either baked or fried.
Sean Steele, the manager of the Swan Lake Senior Center (whose lunch menu generated this puzzle) is more direct. He writes, “Jojo is Latin for big hunk of potato. We bake our Jojo’s, too.”
Latin? Why not? Quod erat demonstratum. Jojo non tater-totum.
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UPDATE 10:47 AM FRI JUL 25, 2014
An early morning earthquake today is causing widespread communications problems in Southeast Alaska. Both Alaska Communications and AT&T wireless and internet services were affected. A recorded message on ACS’s customer services line says the outage is affecting some customers in Southeast. “This is our highest priority and we are working to restore service as quickly as possible,” the message said. ACS spokeswoman Hannah Blankenship says crews are still working to determine which networks were affected by the quake. An AT&T representative could not be reached for comment. Revised figures from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center put the quake’s magnitude at 5.9. It struck about 97 miles west of Juneau at a depth of about 6 miles. It was followed by several aftershocks. The largest was magnitude 5.7. more