13 billion: The number of quarts of popped popcorn Americans consume annually. That’s approximately 42 quarts per man, woman, and child.
General Mills: The first patent for a microwave popcorn bag was issued to this company in 1981. Home popcorn consumption increased by tens of thousands of pounds in the years following. Today, Americans eat about a million pounds worth of (unpopped) popcorn a year.
Old Maid: Unpopped kernels have a name! Old Maids, also called “duds,” are kernels that do not have enough moisture inside of them to create the steam for them to pop. In order to revive them, try placing the kernels in a jar with a small amount of water and let them absorb it.
Sac City, Iowa: It was in this city that volunteers created the world’s largest popcorn ball. It weighed 5,000 pounds and stood over eight feet tall. The ball required 2,000 pounds of corn, 40,000 pounds of sugar, 280 gallons of corn syrup, and 400 gallons of water.
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