From the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian that Native Americans invented hockey, camouflage, sunscreen, and popcorn. go.si.edu/site/PageServer…
In Colombia, dried ants replace popcorn as the typical movie theater snack. thedailymeal.com/travel/8…
Popcorn was not allowed in movie theaters before 1927. With ornate architectural designs and costly seats, theater owners believed that popcorn was messy and would ruin the first-rate atmosphere they strived to create. When movies added sound, owners discovered the profitability of popcorn. tested.com/art/movies/458…
Buttered Popcorn is the most popular jelly bean flavor in America candystore.com/blog/facts…
Popcorn was the first food deliberately cooked with microwaves youtu.be/4h1ESUz2H3E?t=11…
There's a K-Pop group called Honey Popcorn made up of former porn stars. news.abs-cbn.com/entertai…
There are at least 7 kinds of popcorn. 4yellow, 1red, 1blue, 1purple. Mostly all shades of white. But only 1 is a different shape! thepioneerwoman.com/food-…
At the premiere of the Good Omens TV series, a front row seat was left empty in tribute to Terry Pratchett. His trademark scarf and hat were placed on it, and there was a bag of popcorn- Neil Gaiman said that Terry wanted to sit next to him and eat popcorn if an Omens movie ever happened. radiotimes.com/news/on-de…
Movie theatre popcorn is sold at a 1275% markup rd.com/advice/saving-mone…
Popcorn used to be eaten with milk and sugar as a kind of breakfast cereal during the 1800s en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Act II popcorn was preceded by Act I, an early form of the same product that needed to be stored in the fridge because it contained real butter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
In 2003 a bill was signed to declare popcorn the official state snack food of Illinois because of an elementary school project nwitimes.com/news/local/p…
Apples originated in Kazakhstan and wild apples can taste like roses, strawberries, popcorn, anise, and many other flavors. 90% of modern apples can be traced back to 2 trees. davesgarden.com/guides/ar…
A 'Bearcat' actually exists, and it smells like buttered popcorns. youtube.com/watch?v=8Tniy…
The first food deliberately cooked in a microwave was popcorn. The second was an egg, which exploded in the face of one of the researchers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Today I learned that popcorn is not the only grain or seed that pops. There are several others, most of which don't have the annoying hulls that get stuck in your teeth! bonappetit.com/test-kitch…
"Nearly all of the world's popcorn production is in the" United States of America, "with 25 states growing the crop. Over one fourth of the national production is in Nebraska, and Indiana produces only slightly less. Other major popcorn-producing states are Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri." specialcollections.nal.us…
There's a popcorn shop in Illinois that's 4 feet wide. littlepopcornstore.com/pa…
Some early forms of corn were only edible as popcorn. The Aztecs were making popcorn from wild corn prior to making flour from corn. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned about the first electronic hit song, Popcorn. Released in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley, who happens to still be alive at 96. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Originally, movie theaters wanted nothing to do with popcorn, because they didn't want popcorn being ground into carpets and rugs. After sound was added to films in 1927, movies became more popular and the humble snack became the norm, so cinemas started selling it in their lobbies. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Popcorn is actually a specific type of corn and not just a method of preparation. popcorn.org/Different-Typ…
Today I learned of a disease known as 'popcorn lung.' A respiratory illness due to exposure to a chemical that flavors microwave popcorn. Before most companies removed this chemical, a man who ate two bags a day and inhaled the steam, sued a food company and was awarded $7 mil. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
Popcorn pops because the water inside an unpoped kernel becomes steam. The pressure increases until it burst the hull, the hard shell of a popcorn kernel. childrensmuseum.org/blog/…
Imagineers use Smellitzer machines that pump scents through hidden vents in the park. Imagineers understood that scent is a strong trigger for memory, which helps us associate Disney World with childhood nostalgia, just by getting a whiff of popcorn. insider.com/disney-world-…
Apples originated in Kazakhstan and wild apples can taste like roses, strawberries, popcorn, anise, and many other flavors. 90% of modern apples can be traced back to 2 trees. davesgarden.com/guides/ar…
Movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in U.S.A. inquisitr.com/871573/movi…
Popcorn became popular during the Great Depression because it was fairly inexpensive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Movie theater Popcorn costs more per ounce than Fillet Mignon, the price of Popcorn is more than 1200% higher than its production costs. inquisitr.com/871573/movi…
There’s an animal native to Southeast Asia that smells like...popcorn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
According to a report about movie theater popcorn by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, "A medium-size buttered popcorn contains more fat than a breakfast of bacon and eggs, a Big Mac and fries, and a steak dinner combined." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Archeologists found that popcorn has been eaten by people since well before 3000 BCE en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In 1970, Orville Redenbacher paid a marketing firm $13,000 to come up with a name for his fledgling popcorn company. Their advice was to call it "Orville Redenbacher's". nytimes.com/1995/09/20/ob…
Corn isn't the only grain that can be popped. Sorghum, amaranth, quinoa, as well as others can all be popped or puffed out. Popped sorghum is the most similar to popcorn, while being only slightly smaller. huffpost.com/entry/puffed…
Popcorn was banned from movie theaters in the 1920's because of the noise it made while eating it smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The term 'Frito Feet' refers to dogs paws that smell Like Corn Chips, Nuts, or Popcorn. thespruce.com/dog-paws-sm…
Glass Gem Corn is a relatively new (2012) hybrid. Besides its stunning ornamental value, it can be used as popcorn or corn meal. businessinsider.com/the-s…
Street vendors in East Asia have a very different way of making popcorn than in the West. They put kernels in a rotating steel pressure chamber over an open flame called a "popcorn hammer." Upon opening, all of the kernels pop at the same time with a huge "BOOM" that also serves as advertising. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puf…
Movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
Unpopped popcorn is considered nonperishable and will last indefinitely if stored in ideal conditions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Dogs feet sometimes smell of tortilla chips or popcorn due to the presence of a certain bacteria. Proteus bacteria makes them smell like tortilla chips and Pseudomonas bacteria has a sweeter smell, often resembling popcorn. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than Filet Mignon inquisitr.com/871573/movi…
Popcorn became the default movie goer snack during the great depression when vendors saw an opportunity to sell a cheap snack. mentalfloss.com/article.p…
You dump popcorn in the water when you re-enact an oil spill. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
Bread and popcorn is bad for ducks popsci.com/feeding-ducks-…
The Binturong (Asian Bearcat) smells like popcorn news.nationalgeographic.c…
A microwave popcorn customer develops popcorn lung and wins 7 million dollar lawsuit after eating 2 bags of popcorn a day for 10 years. cbsnews.com/news/colorado…
Popcorn became popular during the Great Depression because it was fairly inexpensive. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Movies prospered without popcorn until the Great Depression, when theater owners scrambled to make up for reduced ticket prices by turning to ''audible edibles.'' From 1934 to 1940, the nation's annual popcorn harvest grew from 5 million to 100 million pounds. nytimes.com/2004/02/09/ny…
Butter flavoring in microwave popcorn commonly contains a chemical called diacetyl. Despite evidence that suggests inhalation may be harmful or even fatal, the FDA recognizes the chemical as perfectly safe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
Popcorn kernels that don't pop are called "old maids" because they lack the necessary moisture to pop en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Orville Redenbacher paid an advertising company $13,000 in 1970 to come up with a name for his popcorn company. Their advice was to call it "Orville Redenbacher" nytimes.com/1995/09/20/ob…
A healthy coral reef will sound like popcorn popping smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Most cinemas have assistive hearing devices that can help hear movies better and cancel out popcorn crunching. amctheatres.com/assistive…
Today I learned of a grain called Amaranth. It was the primary diet of the Aztects until outlawed by the Spanish. It is gluten free, can be roasted like popcorn, high in protein, has edible leaves and roots, and is used as a dye. hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/a…
In 2011 in Latvia, a man shot another man dead in a movie theater for eating his popcorn too loudly. theguardian.com/film/2011…
The world's largest popcorn ball was unveiled in August 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It weighed 6,510 pounds (2,950 kg), measured 8 feet (2.4 m) in diameter, and had a circumference of 24.9 ft (7.6 m) brownfieldagnews.com/news…
The grain sorghum pops like mini popcorn bobsredmill.com/recipes/h…
There are "popcorn hammers" which heat popcorn in a pressure vessel so that it can't pop until it is released, at which point all kernels pop simultaneously. youtube.com/watch?v=ApQ0B…
Charter private jets offer custom catering. When plans changed at the last minute and Rod Stewart got a rapper's charter plane, "Stewart got stuck with Lil Wayne's order of fried chicken, popcorn, cotton candy and Welch's strawberry soda. Who knew they even made strawberry soda?" hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Bear-Cats are a real thing but are neither bears nor cats. They use their tail as an extra limb and to communicate emitting an odor reminiscent of popcorn or corn chips. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
Asbestos may be found in popcorn ceilings built through the 80s due to preventing economic hardship on existing inventories of asbestos-bearing texturing material, exempt from Clean Air Act of 1978 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Expensive movie popcorn and soda helps keep ticket prices low and attract more people to watch movies. gsb.stanford.edu/insights…
Popcorn has been traced back to as early as 3600 BC, but only comes from ONE specific type of corn, zea mays everta. gourmetgiftbaskets.com/Bl…
There is nothing inherently technical or necessary in a microwave popcorn bag. You can make microwave popcorn in a brown paper bag with normal kernels. dinersjournal.blogs.nytim…
Popcorn used to be used as breakfast cereal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Diacetyl, used to make microwave popcorn flavoring, has been proven to cause lung disease. cdc.gov/niosh/topics/flav…
Popcorn ceiling which was popular from the late 1950s to the 1980s was the standard for bedroom and residential hallway ceilings for its bright, white appearance, noise reduction qualities and ability to hide imperfections. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
In 1969, James Brown released five different songs about popcorn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The popcorn was invented in Peru 3600 BC en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
A Federal Court awarded a Colorado man $7.2 mil for "popcorn lung". The disease was caused by the artificial butter flavoring of microwave popcorn. He ate two bags a day for 10 years and lost 50% of his lung capacity. thechart.blogs.cnn.com/20…
Orville Redenbacher paid an advertising consultant $13,000 to to name his popcorn "Orville Redenbacher". nytimes.com/1995/12/31/ma…
Once upon a time, popcorn was explicitly banned from movie theaters smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Popcorn spokesman Orville Redenbacher died from drowning in his jacuzzi en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orv…
Popcorn dates back to around 3600 BC. kingofpop.com/Blog/post/w…
Today I learned of all the types of corn, popcorn is the only variety that pops. Inside each kernel of popcorn is a tiny droplet of water surrounded by a hard shell called a hull. As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel. wonderopolis.org/wonder/w…
Popcorn has been eaten for almost 7,000 years and is one of the oldest snacks in history news.nationalgeographic.c…
The microwave oven was discovered by accident by an engineer working on radar technology during WWII. While he was standing in front of an active radar in a laboratory, the candybar in his pocket started to melt. He then tried to pop popcorn kernels with the radar to prove his idea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The trap-jaw ant’s bite is among the fastest known movements in the animal kingdom. Additionally trap-jaw ants fire their bite against the ground with so much force that it hurls them into the air like popcorn out of a frying pan. voices.nationalgeographic…
KISS first show was in front of less than 10 people, which took place at the Popcorn Club in Queens. Gene Simmons booked the gig after the band's first manager quit, declaring them "the worst crap he ever heard." ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
Smartfood popcorn and Annie's mac and cheese were created by the same people and use the exact same cheese mix. articles.courant.com/2012…
The first food to be cooked deliberately in a microwave was popcorn, and the second was an egg, which exploded in the face of one of the experimenters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The Asian bearcat Binturong emits an odor that smells like popcorn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bin…
-Disney's Main Street USA was designed to immerse the visitor in a cinematic experience. Everyone enters through a darkened tunnel under the train station emerging into the light of the opening scene. Coming attractions posters and a popcorn stand helps to reinforce the illusion. itats.org/walt-disney-wor…
Orville Redenbacher paid a Chicago marketing firm $13,000 to come up with a new name for his popcorn brand. They ultimately recommended that he call his popcorn Orville Redenbacher. The specialists also suggested that Mr. Redenbacher put his picture on the label. nytimes.com/1995/09/20/ob…
Popcorn was once sweetened and eaten as a breakfast cereal in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
A man was shot dead at a screening of Black Swan because he was eating his popcorn loudly theguardian.com/film/2011…
The first food deliberately cooked with a microwave was popcorn, then an egg which exploded in the experimenter's face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The first food deliberately microwaved was popcorn, and the second one was an egg, which exploded in one of the experimenter's face. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
The inside of a popcorn kernel becomes a gel right before it pops. The popcorn shape is due to the rapid cooling of this gel. popcorn.org/ForTeachers/T…
Popcorn is the only grain in the corn family that pops open when exposed to temperatures above 180Β° C carolina.com/teacher-reso…
There are two types of popcorn: Mushroom and Butterfly. Mushroom popcorn is often used for confectioneries, and Butterfly popcorn is the typical shape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
As the result of an elementary school project, popcorn became the official state snack food of Illinois. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop…
Gershon Kingsley's Popcorn Song Was Made in 1969 youtube.com/watch?v=vL2TY…
"smound" is a recently discovered percept, created from the convergence of scents and sounds in the brain. It explains why popcorn smells better in movie theater or a song can bring a rush of scent memory. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
A furniture salesman ate two to three bags of microwavable popcorn everyday, and won 7.3 million dollars in a lawsuit against Kroger after the scarring of airways. denverpost.com/business/c…
Some varieties of chickpeas (garbanzos) can be popped and eaten like popcorn. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
After selling their Smartfood popcorn brand to Frito-Lay, the creators went on to create Annie's Macaroni and Cheese en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sma…
Many US baseball stadiums have "all-you-can-eat" seats, which offer unlimited food. The average AYCE patron eats "3.35 hot dogs, one 20-ounce soda, one 7.9-ounce bag of peanuts, one 3-ounce order of nachos and 32 ounces of popcorn". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
There's an animal that looks like a cross between a cat and a bear, and it smells like popcorn. wired.com/wiredscience/20…

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