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National Popcorn Day A Big Holiday for Popcorn Lovers

National Popcorn day is a big day for popcorn lovers across America and around the world.  National Popcorn day is January 19, and there are many things that you can do to celebrate this unorthodox holiday.  National Popcorn day isn’t a federal holiday, so chances are if you are reading this you are most likely at work.  Take a break, go grab a bag of microwave popcorn, come back and read about all the ways you can celebrate today.

Head to the movies.  Popcorn is a favorite snack at many movie theaters. Get extra butter if you want to splurge or no butter if you want to be good. 

Grab a box of Cracker Jacks.  Of course, chowing down this savory popcorn treat isn’t what it used to be when you were a kid, but it should bring back good memories.

In addition, there are some interesting things you should know about pop corn:

Popcorn was first discovered by the American Indians.  Some even believed that the distinctive popping noise that came from the kernels was an angry god escaping from the kernel.

There are six self-proclaimed “Popcorn Capital of the Worlds”

  1. Valparaiso, Indiana
  2. Van Buren, Indiana
  3. Marion, Ohio
  4. Ridgeway, Illinois
  5. Iowa
  6. North Loup, Nebraska

Popcorn is the official state snack of Illinois.

The Boy Scouts sell popcorn like the Girl Scouts sell cookies

Even though popcorn is nutritious, a small movie theater popcorn from America’s largest movie theater chain can have as much fat as three Big Macs

Popcorn can be used as a packing material – it’s a green alternative to expanded polystyrene pellets.

Lake Forest, Illinois unveiled the World’s Largest Popcorn ball in 2006. It weighs 3,415 pounds and is 8 feet in diameter and 24.6 feet tall.

During the Great Depression, popcorn was cheap and grew in popularity. It became a hot source of income for struggling farmers.

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