3 Facts You May Not Know About Popcorn

3 Facts You May Not Know About Popcorn
  1. Popcorn Was A Contraband
Today, it is common to see people at the cinemas with bags full of popcorn. However, did you know that popcorn used to be a contraband early on in America’s cinema history?

Picture source: https://www.quora.com/When-and-how-did-popcorn-first-start-at-movie-theaters

At that time, movie theatres wanted to mimic the elegance of real theatres, and theatres used to cater to only the upper class clientele, by screening silent films. Hence, theatre owners imagined that popcorn would cause both noise and litter. They did not want their carpets to be dirtied. However, with the introduction of sound film and the determination of popcorn lovers, popcorn became widely available at cinemas.

Now, we cannot imagine watching a film at the cinema without our favorite snack…

  1. There are Old Maids in your popcorn!


Picture source: https://www.familytree.com/blog/old-maids-day/

Yes, you read that correctly!

Unpopped popcorn kernels are referred to as “Old Maids”. These are usually found in the bottom of your bowl or bag. Some kernels just refuse to pop!

Disclaimer: “Old Maids” is just a term. Unpopped kernels DO NOT transform into Old Maids.

  1. There is a popcorn ball bigger than you


Pic source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/world-s-largest-popcorn-ball

The largest popcorn ball, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is about 12 feet in diameter. It required close to 2,000 pounds of corn, around 40,000 pounds of sugar, 280 galloons of corn syrup and 400 gallons of water to create.

Imagine a popcorn ball of that size rolling at you!

This attraction is located in Sac City, Iowa.

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