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Where Does The Air In Popcorn Come From ?
« on: 16/08/2007 02:58:43 »
Dear Popcorn Professors,

I have a dilemma atthis time.... 3am this morning !  I could be thinking about my family, their welfare...global warming, the middle east, terrorism or the future of mankind...but all I can think about is where does the air for this:







come from to make this



We have microwavable popcorn...it's in a very tightly packed bag..there is no air in it !!

so, (and I am sure you agree about my priorities !) where does the air come from that fills the kernel into popcorn ?











 

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« Reply #1 on: 16/08/2007 03:30:43 »
from the... something heating up and releasing gas? don't know really but popcorn sounds good
 

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« Reply #2 on: 16/08/2007 03:33:03 »
from the... something heating up and releasing gas? don't know really but popcorn sounds good

It sure does sound good !!..YAYYYYYYY !!.....I luff to hear it pop......tastes good too !!...do you prefer savoury or sweet ?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 16/08/2007 03:35:27 »
 lots of butter, a little salt. and a super extra large glass of water.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 16/08/2007 03:36:23 »
...and someone said there are lots of atoms in a glass of water! lol
 

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« Reply #5 on: 16/08/2007 03:37:30 »
lots of butter and salt,

then caramel corn,

then butter and salt again,

then more caramel

etc....



now I'm craving something sweet and salty!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/08/2007 03:52:08 »
yeah... food.... *mouth waters*
 

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« Reply #7 on: 16/08/2007 07:25:41 »
Not too sure if this applies to the microwave popcorn, but Inside each kernel, there some moisture, and most kernels are airtight.  , so heating themcauses the water to boil and turn to steam. This steam builds up pressure until it can nolonger be held in, at this point it goes pop and turns into picture number 2.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 16/08/2007 14:04:44 »
Not too sure if this applies to the microwave popcorn, but Inside each kernel, there some moisture, and most kernels are airtight.  , so heating themcauses the water to boil and turn to steam. This steam builds up pressure until it can nolonger be held in, at this point it goes pop and turns into picture number 2.


PAUL IS GREAT...he knows stuff !!

Yes..yes..this must be right...sounds logical , plausible, acceptable and other words that mean credible (Like that one for instance !!)

THANK YOU PAUL
 

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« Reply #9 on: 16/08/2007 14:27:29 »

PAUL IS GREAT...


Well, that's a given ;)

he knows stuff !!


Well, sometimes remembers stuff

 

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« Reply #10 on: 18/08/2007 04:37:58 »
Paul is correct - dirty little brackersfratsz



 

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« Reply #11 on: 18/08/2007 05:28:22 »
Paul is correct - dirty little brackersfratsz




Lordy, i think i got something right yesterday as well! At this rate, i could make the "inner circle".
 

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« Reply #12 on: 18/08/2007 05:32:43 »
Beware, I hear the 'rites of passage' ritual may leave you with an 'soprano' voice for a period of 48 hours !!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 18/08/2007 05:36:32 »
Try's to think of a clean reply.......... gives up.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 19/08/2007 03:31:44 »


HOW DID YOU LEARN OF THE CIRCLE? WE MUST TIGHTEN SECRECY OF THOSE WHO HAVE ACCES......

Oh - nevermind
 

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