How Popcorn Pops

April 30, 2008

Popcorn was first discovered by the native Americans, who believed that the popping noise was that of an angry god who escaped the kernel.

This factoid is from Wikipedia, which doesn’t cite. Compare above factoid with mine:

Popcorn was discovered in a pantry, next to the microwave, by a boy, who believed that the popping noise was that of molecules cooped up in the kernel, agitated to escape by focused electromagnetic waves.

Everyone’s gotta personify their explanations somehow. Mine are just more frustrated than angry.

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