The History Of Popcorn: A Pop History

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  1. Joe Riley

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    A Pop History
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    The oldest popcorn ever found was discovered in the "Bat Cave" of central New Mexico. It is thought to be about 5,600 years old. In tombs in Peru, archaeologists found ancient kernels of popcorn that are so well preserved that they can still pop. ... Popcorn was probably an important part of life in the ancient Americas.

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    ...ready in a jiffy!;)
     
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    "Orville Redenbacher started his career selling fertilizer, but spent his spare time working with popcorn. In 1951, he and partner Charlie Redenbacher Bowman bought the George F. Chester and Son seed corn plant near Valparaiso, Indiana".

    "Naming the company "Chester Hybrids", they tried tens of thousands of hybrid strains of popcorn before settling on a hybrid they named "RedBow". This name was used due to neither Redenbacher nor Bowman wanting all the publicity. An advertising agency, however, advised them to use "Orville Redenbacher" as the brand name, advice that cost them $13,000".

    "They launched their popping corn in 1970, and Orville was suddenly everywhere. Redenbacher first appeared on national television in 1973—long before the commercials that featured him promoting popcorn".
     
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    I LOVE POPCORN! :)
     
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    Without butter it has no fat and 40 calories. I'll still have mine slathered with good old butter. It ain't popcorn if it don't have butter. :D
     
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    Right now I am enjoying the bags of White Cheddar popcorn I got at the Kroger's in Texas. I like my popcorn all kinds of ways! :)
     
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