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January 19, 2014 is National Popcorn Day

Posted by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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January 19, 2014 is

National Popcorn Day

It’s National Popcorn Day! Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (about 51 quarts per person), which makes it one of the most popular snacks in the country. It is also one of the oldest.

Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) Popcorn originated in Mexico, but eventually made its way north. In 1948, archaeologists in the state of New Mexico discovered ancient popcorn ears that were at least 5,600 years old! The Native Americans (in both North and South America) popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.

Today, we rely heavily on microwaveable popcorn, which was introduced in the 1980s. To celebrate National Popcorn Day, make your favorite kind of popcorn and enjoy it while watching a movie with your friends!


by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

I'm sure my dd will celebrate today. She's going to the movies with her dad this afternoon.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:45 PM

What movie is she going to see?

Quoting goddess99:

I'm sure my dd will celebrate today. She's going to the movies with her dad this afternoon.


johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Love my butter popcorn!popcorn

auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:50 PM
Yum i love butter popcorn.
goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:50 PM

The Nut Job or something like that.

Quoting MistressMinerva:

What movie is she going to see?

Quoting goddess99:

I'm sure my dd will celebrate today. She's going to the movies with her dad this afternoon.



MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Jan. 19, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Cool

Quoting goddess99:

The Nut Job or something like that.

Quoting MistressMinerva:

What movie is she going to see?

Quoting goddess99:

I'm sure my dd will celebrate today. She's going to the movies with her dad this afternoon.




zboys
by on Jan. 19, 2014 at 3:08 PM

This is a popcorn-loving family.  In fact, my son made us a big batch last night!  Still plenty to consume.  : )

Mommy2Boys0900
by Unique Yanique on Jan. 19, 2014 at 3:39 PM
I love popcorn, with tons of butter. I usually snack on popcorn when I'm at work.
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