Mollie's Adventures

Learning something new everyday

Microwave popcorn

Fun fact of day…

A man named Percy Spencer invented microwave popcorn after World War II

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/spencer.htm

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Moisture

Fun fact of the day…

Popcorn needs between 13.5-14% moisture to pop.

http://www.popcorn.org/ForTeachers/TeachingGuide/WhatMakesPopcornPop/tabid/88/Default.aspx

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Popcorn sales

Fun fact of the day…

The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.

http://www.popcorn.org/EncyclopediaPopcornica/WelcometoPopcornica/IndustryFacts/tabid/108/Default.aspx

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Popability

Fun fact of the day…

Popability is popcorn lingo that refers to the percentage of kernels that pop

http://www.explorecuriocity.org/Content.aspx?contentid=383

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Hull-less

Fun fact of the day…

There is no such thing as “hull-less” popcorn. All popcorn needs a hull in order to pop. Some varieties of popcorn have been bred so the hull shatters upon popping, making it appear to be hull-less.

http://shop.justpoppin.com/gourmet-popcorn-kernels-hulless-popcorn.html

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Popping corn

Fun fact of the day…

Popcorn kernels can pop up to almost a meter (3 feet)  in the air.

http://www.examiner.com/article/happy-national-popcorn-day

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Good thing we have lighter ones now

Fun fact of the day…

The world’s first mobile popcorn machine weighed about 400 to 500 pounds

http://www.popcorn.org/AboutUs/Media/FeatureStories/PopQuiz/tabid/154/Default.aspx

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Another scientific name…

Fun fact of the day…

The scientific name for popcorn is Zea mays everta

http://www.kernelseasons.com/about-popcorn.php

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For all you popcorn lovers out there

This is THE popcorn site.

I am often checking for new recipes for popcorn on here, it is also a fun site jsut to explore.

It is great because popcorn can be any type of snack. Sweet, salty, both, anything really.

Whats your favourite kind of popcorn?

http://www.popcorn.org/

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