National Popcorn Day
Thursday 19 January 2017 — Category: Cooking & Food
I love popcorn! As Barney sang, it’s fun to make and fun to eat! I typically have two big bowls of the crunchy, fluffy stuff per week. It goes great with a beer and my latest science fiction novel.
So as you can imagine, I was thrilled to discover recently that January 19 is National Popcorn Day. What better way to celebrate this quintessential American delicacy than to have another big bowl of popcorn tonight — even though I already had a big bowl of it two nights ago?!
Popcorn is more tasty than photogenic, so I have not taken many pictures of it. The first image to the right is one of my two popcorn photos, taken in September 2015. The other is a high-magnification photo taken in November 2012 with a Yasuhara Nanoha 5x ultra-macro lens I had rented for a few days. This is a popcorn kernel which did not pop completely, but only cracked open slightly.
Just a couple of days ago there was an article on PetaPixel which combined close-up photography with slow-motion photography. Entitled Watch Popcorn Explode at 30,000fps Super Slow Motion, what you see is exactly what the title says!
You will want to check out the entire PetaPixel article because there are two videos, one at 15,000fps, and one at 30,000fsp. Actually, I think the 15,000fps one is better, so for your convenience I have included it below:
Happy National Popcorn Day!