Popcorn Science [video]


Popcorn tastes awesome, but did you know why it pops? Heat and pressure cause the starchy center of the popcorn kernel to liquify, which causes the kernel to explode – and then, absent the pressure of the surrounding kernel, solidify into a delicious snack that has been eaten for thousands of years.

Find out everything that you would ever wish to know about popcorn from this short, informative video from NPR.

[via Gizmodo]

 

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