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Popcorn Facts

August 18, 2009

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Here is a short list of things you may not know about popcorn.

  1. Only type of corn that will pop.
  2. In 1948, popped kernels around 5,000 years old were discovered in caves in New Mexico.
  3. Movie theaters make a greater profit from popcorn than they do from ticket sales, since for every dollar spent on popcorn, around ninety cents is pure profit
  4. A kernel will pop when it reaches a temperature of 347 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).
  5. Nebraska produces more popcorn than any other state in the country — around 250 million pounds per year. That’s about a quarter of all the popcorn produced annually in the United States.
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  1. August 18, 2009 8:53 pm

    Who knew? (I didn’t!)

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