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Why don't the left over unpopped popcorn kernels pop if you put them back in the microwave?

Only like half the bag pops and I always end up having to pop another bag because the unpopped kernels just burn.. what's up with that?

 
zoejains_momma

Asked by zoejains_momma at 11:33 AM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Food & Drink

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Answers (3)
  • Because they don't want to be eaten.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 8:04 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • They are "duds".
    KateShesGreat3

    Answer by KateShesGreat3 at 11:34 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Popcorn pops due to the amount of moisture inside. Once it reaches a certain temp, it boils, causing the explosion.

    Those duds don't have enough water in them.

    Try another popcorn brand if you keep getting half-bags. Could be the quality of the corn.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 11:36 AM on Apr. 4, 2011