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The Popinator Shoots Popcorn into Your Mouth One Kernel at a Time

Is it real? I want to believe. Maybe if we believe hard enough, we can make it real. I want a voice-activated machine that will shoot popcorn to me. Because eating just requires too much effort. You have to move your hands around and stuff. It would be nicer if food would simply deliver itself [...]

The Perfect Popcorn Tub For Horror Movie Night

This horrific holder of buttery popcorn kernels was created by an ad agency for the Detroit horror convention Motor City Nightmares, but I think they should start giving them out wherever scary flicks and extremely overpriced snacks collide. This severed head tub would also make a handy holder for – strawberry Jell0, spaghetti, or beef jerky [...]

Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru

Some of the oldest known popcorn ever found dating back to 6,000 years has been discovered in Peru. It’s a food that’s generally associated with a mod…

What’s In Movie Theater Popcorns?

What makes movie popcorn so gosh darned expensive? What’s in that strange yellow liquid they call butter anyhow? And while we’re at it – what are in those popcorns anyhow? Well, it’s all a secret and theater owners are fighting the FDA to keep it that way: Alarmed at the prospect, representatives of the National Assn. of [...]

Popcorn Cake

Yes, it’s made of popcorn, plus M&Ms, pretzel sticks, and marshmallows. Would you try it? Get the recipe at Cookies and Cups. Link -via Everlasting Blort

The Physics of Breakfast Cereal

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. Americans eat nearly three billion boxes of cereal every year. And yet few of us know how Rice Krispies, Corn Pops, or any other cereal is made. Here’s a look at the science behind some of our favorite breakfast foods. (Image credit: Flickr user Snugg [...]

10 Foods You Can Cook in a Coffee Maker

Sure, you can cook a squirrel in a popcorn popper, but those really aren’t that common since the advent of microwave popcorn. Max Eddy of Geekosystem has a more practical guide for you: how to cook food in a coffee pot. He has links to instructions and recipes including lemon pepper chicken, chicken pesto pasta, [...]

The Number of the Day: 16,000,000,000

Americans consume roughly 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year. Related Fact: The “Thomas” of gourmet popcorn chain Dale & Thomas is Hall of Fame basketball player/Hall of Shame basketball executive Isiah Thomas. [Source: Real Simple (October 2010). See previous Numbers of the Day here. ]