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January 19 is National Popcorn Day!

Posted at 12:00 AM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 00:00:58-05

Popcorn lovers, rejoice! January 19 is the official day for the one of most popular movie snacks–popcorn!

In honor of National Popcorn Day, here’s some popcorn trivia:

  • Popcorn kernels can pop up to three feet in the air
  • Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in INdiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri
  • The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall
  • Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens
  • If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels!
  • Popcorn needs between 13.5 to 14 percent moisture to pop
  • Popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it’s popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used in candy because it doesn’t crumble.