Peeling potatoes is one of those jobs that always takes longer than you expect. According to one source - we assume they're from the Department for Useless Statistics - we spend one month of our lives denuding spuds.
The process is pretty straightforward. Cook the potato in boiling water, pop it into ice water for a few seconds and then pull the skin off.
Quick-peeling an egg [YouTube] is also pretty nifty although we're not sure that the process is all that hygienic.
From Waitless.org via Mail Online