The last week of October is National Popcorn Week. Said to date back at least 6,000 years, popcorn is made from a special variety of dried corn that pops open and puffs up when heated. This transformation occurs because of a high amount of natural moisture trapped inside the hull. Heating the corn creates immense pressure, which bursts open the hull, turning the kernel inside out. Unpopped kernels are referred to in the industry as "old maids." Buttered popcorn sells twice as well as plain popcorn.
The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!