I discovered early on that my 20% blog was distracting my students. They were reading about themselves. For fear of adversely affecting them, I switched to pen and paper in late February. Over the next several weeks, I’ll update my first year 20% posts. First up, the Potato Posse. On June 20, 2015, four high school boys from Endicott, New York broke a world record. Not just a record, but a world record. They cooked up 2,641 pounds of mashed potatoes and donated the product to local food kitchens.