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How Popcorn Pops

By February 8, 2014

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Popcorn has special properties that allow it to pop. (Cloviz)You probably know part of the secret to why popcorn pops is that each kernel contains some water, but that isn't the whole story since other seeds contain water yet you can't heat them up and get a fluffy and crunchy treat. So how does popcorn pop?

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