FUN FACTS

Six funny facts about Popcorn.

  • Compared to most snack foods, popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 30 calories per cup. Oil-popped is only 35 per cup. (Source)
  • Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it's popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn't crumble.
  • The world’s largest popcorn ball, according to Guinness World Records 2015, was created in 2013 at the Indiana State Fair. With the help of Pop Weaver, Snax in Pax, and Indiana's Family of Farmers, the popcorn ball weighed in at 6,510-pounds (2,95 kg), 8 feet (2,4 m) in diameter. 
  • The most popcorn thrown and then caught with the mouth in one minute is 37, achieved by Ashrita Furman and Bipin Larkin (both USA) in Jamaica, New York, USA, on 22 June 2016.Ashrita Furman and Bipin Larkin are the first to hold this record title and bested the minimum by 7 pieces of popcorn. (Source
  • The largest popcorn sculpture measured 20 ft 10 in (6.35 m) tall, 12 ft 9 in (3.88 m) wide and weighed 11,688 lb (5,301.59 kg). It was created by 50 members of the Sri Chinmoy Centre in Jamaica, New York, United States on 27 August 2006. The sculpture was of a 5 tiered cake. The width provided above is the diameter of the largest tier. (Source)
  • Brief History of Popcorn: Archaeologists have discovered that people have known about popcorn for thousands of years. In Mexico, for example, they’ve found remnants of popcorn that dates to around 3600 BC! Many historians even believe that popcorn is the first corn that humans even knew about. Even though common folklore indicates that the Native Americans showed the settlers how to make popcorn, there’s no evidence to substantiate that. One thing is certain, though – it became a popular treat during the Great Depression because it was so inexpensive. People all over the world have been eating it regularly ever since. (Source