The way you store and prepare food can be extremely important. We know dairy belongs in the fridge to avoid expiration. We know chicken must be cooked all the way through to avoid salmonella poisoning.
But did you know there's a proper way to store potatoes? Unfortunately for one 8-year-old girl in Russia, she's been orphaned due to improper storage of the food.
Maria Chelysheva lost her mother, father, brother, and grandmother after one simple mistake when storing potatoes.
Law professor Mikhail Chelyshev, the girl's father, went to the cellar to get some potatoes for dinner when he almost instantly dropped dead. After a while, his wife, Anastasia, noticed her husband hadn't returned so she decided to go and make sure he was okay.
Anastasia dropped dead next to her husband.
Then, Maria's 18-year-old brother, Georgy, went to check on his parents. He also suffered the same, tragic fate as his parents.
After all three of the family members did not return, Maria's grandmother, Iraida, called the neighbors to plead for help. She didn't know what was happening, but she knew something was wrong.
Before help could arrive, Iraida also went to the cellar and died, according to police.
Maria also went to the basement and managed to survive, so how did she avoid the same fate as her family, and what caused their deaths?