random question for squig or other clever peeps

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  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    i was just eating butterkist microwave popcorn (mmmm yummy!) and i wondered why the little balls turn into the funny foamy shapes? oh and also is each shape unique (like snowflakes i believe!)?
    sorry i kno thats 2 questions technically lol

    hehe told u it was random
     
  2. Kimbo

    Kimbo Well-Known Member

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    omg :rotfl: :rotfl:

    :hug: :hug: :hug:

    come on squig!!
     
  3. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Balls??? Foam???

    :rotfl: :rotfl:

    Incidently, its to do with the high temp making the inside get steamy.. it builds up and up inside the "ball" (or kernel for normal people ;)) till it goes pop and makes a "funny foamy shape" :lol:
     
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    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    lol thanku my curiosity is satisfied now!
     
  6. Tegala-7thMarch08

    Tegala-7thMarch08 Well-Known Member

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    oo i love popcorn :dance: SALTY YUM
     
  7. mrs_tommo22

    mrs_tommo22 Well-Known Member

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    :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead:

    Salty and sweet mixed together :cheer:
     
  8. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    OMG breeding popcorn... makes it sound like some genetic experiment.. :rotfl: :rotfl: Sorry was watching I am Legend last night ... but it appears all your popcorn related queries have been answered.... but it wasn't very graphically appealing... so heres a little diagram for you.. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

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    Each popcorn kernal is individual like a snow flake... studies were carried out in the US (where else :roll: ) where the conditions of the kernal were kept the same, they were from the same plant, and the density of the shell, % of the endosperm were all within set parameters... and they still popped and produced different shapes and sizes... :)

    Its the endosperm bit that has me giggling like Bevis and Butthead... :rotfl: :rotfl: heating, endosperm, explosion.. he he he.. :rotfl: :rotfl: Sorry I've not had much sleep...
     

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