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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

National Popcorn Day is observed on January 19th.

This time-honored treat can be sweet or savory, caramelized, buttered or plain, molded into a candied ball or tossed with nuts and chocolate. However you like it, enjoy a box tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."

HINT: (1856-1950), was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Popcorn is a type of maize (or corn), a member of the grass family, and is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.

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Popcorn started becoming popular in the United States in the middle 1800s. It wasn't until Charles Cretors, a candy-store owner, developed a machine for popping corn with steam that the tasty treat became more abundantly poppable. By 1900 he had horse-drawn popcorn wagons going through the streets of Chicago.

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About the same time, Louise Ruckheim added peanuts and molasses to popcorn to bring Cracker Jack to the world. The national anthem of baseball was born in 1908 when Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer wrote Take Me out to the Ballgame. From that point onward, popcorn, specifically Cracker Jack, became forever married to the game.

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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.

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Americans consume some 16 billion quarts of this whole grain, good-for-you treat. That's 51 quarts per man, woman, and child.

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The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."

ANSWER: George Bernard Shaw.

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