Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pop-corny facts.

— This movie snack was originally discovered by Indians thousands of years ago. Officially popcorn was introduced to white invaders during the first Thanksgiving celebration.

—If you do not have microwave available, you can still pop it using your cell phone.

—Medium sized box you buy at the theater has more popcorn than the the large one.

— Each kernel of popcorn contains a small drop of water stored inside a circle of soft starch. When a popcorn kernel heats up, the moisture inside the kernel expands until the hard shell cannot withstand the pressure and explodes. In a fraction of a second, the over-heated starch inside the kernel puffs up by the moisture pressure, forming a white fluffy thingy we put in our mouth when we watch movies.

—Popcorn business became a "pop corn bubble" (similar to dot com buble) during Great Depression. It was a cheap food, even a street bum could afford. One of the companies who promptly capitalized on pop corn bubble were folks at who are still popping.

—You can make some tasty dishes out of popcorn.