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Why does a Popcorn pop?

Be it a movie theater or at the comforts of your couch, the popcorn is definitely a favorite snack among all age groups. But why does it pop?

Popcorn is no ordinary corn.

Of all the different types of corn out there, Popcorn is the only variety that pops, hence the name.

There is a tiny droplet of water inside the kernel of a popcorn, which is surrounded by a hard shell called a hull.

As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam. This builds pressure inside the kernel. When the pressure built cannot be contained by the hull, it POPS!

And a Popcorn is born.

For a popcorn to pop successfully, the ideal amount of moisture must be between 13- 14 percent.

When there is too little moisture, there will not be enough steam produced to carry out the popping and if there is too much moisture, the popcorn will crack prematurely.

Sometimes the most simpleton questions can have the most elegant answers. Ergo Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!

Have a great one!

Vacation

I’ve always wanted to go on a little holiday with my boyfriend, Justin, so we could relax without any social media or any paparazzi taking pictures of us. No matter how many times I try and beg Justin he just doesn’t see the point in going away and I thought he would be all for it because he hates the attention as much as I do. 

“Come on Justin, it’s a small getaway, Just you and me. No one to take pictures of us and ruin our time” I exclaimed, looking at Justin who was rummaging through the fridge for something to eat. 

“There is no point in going away” he replied with the same answer I’ve herd multiple times. 

“I thought you would be up for it. You don’t like the attention that you get. This is the only chance you’ll get to get away from it, come on, please?” I begged, walking through the doorway I was standing in and sitting on the counter, next to where Justin was standing. 

“What about work? I can’t just get up and go” he said, walking in front of where I was sitting and standing in-between my legs, looking in my eyes.

“Justin, we would only be gone for about 4 days, I think they would understand” I said, wrapping my arms around his neck as he wrapped his around my waist.

He looked at me and I did a puppy dog face, which he apparently can’t resist. He placed his forehead on my shoulder and sighed, mumbling something. 

“What was that?” I asked, lifting his head up from my shoulder. “I said, okay” he replied, smiling as I squealed. I hugged his super tight. “I love you so much” I mumbled into his neck, placing a few kisses on it. 

“I love you too” he said, kissing me on the lips.

Day 1 

“This is beautiful” I said, looking a the cabin that Justin rented out for us. It was near a river and it’s very secluded. I helped Justin with the bags. The inside was just as beautiful as the outside.  

“Let’s go and pick a room” Justin whispered in my ear. I followed him as he walked up the stairs and into the first room he saw. The room was beautiful and very classy. The bed had very big, but beautiful headboard. The sheets were satin which I know Justin loves. 

“This room baby?” Justin asked, placing the bags on the ground.I nodded at him and smiled. 

We began to unpack out clothes, placing them in the wardrobe.

I sighed, finally finishing unpacking. I fell on the bed, closing my eyes. I felt the bed sink in next to me and smiled when I felt Justin place his head on my shoulder, his breath tickling my neck. He began kissing and sucking my neck. 

“You wanna know what we can do to get us settled in?” Justin asked, looking at me, smirking. I shrugged, not getting it. “What?” I asked, looking at him in confusion. 

He winked and got on top of me, pulling his shirt off his body. I licked my lips while staring at his abs and v line. 

“Okay”  I said, blushing. He kissed me, lifting my shirt from my body too. 


Day 2

“Justin, I said you mix the butter with caster sugar first!” I exclaimed, giggling at him as he stared at me in confusion. “Were going to have to do it again” I said,  shaking my head at him. I threw away whatever he just made and started it again. 

“No! don’t touch, I’ll do it” I said, smacking his hand away from the whisk. He pouted and sat on the counter, watching me mix the ingredients. When I finished, I was about to put the batter in the cupcake cases when justin put a finger in it and wiped it against my cheek. 

“Justin!” I said, laughing. I picked the spoon up from the bowl and flicked some at his face. 

“Oh, its on!” he yelled and dumped all the flour on my head. I gasped, picking up the caster sugar and dumping it on his head. Just as he was about to throw eggs an me, I stopped him. 

“OK! OK!, we’re even” I shouted, laughing and began putting the batter in the cupcake cases once again 


Day 3

“come on babe, it’s not that scary” Justin said, trying to persuade me to watch ‘Cabin In The Woods’.

“Justin, it will make it even more scary knowing that we are in fact, in a cabin, in the middle of the woods” I said with wide eyes as he placed the disk in the DVD tray anyway.”Justin!” I said, sighing, knowing I’m not going to win the argument. 

He grabbed the pop corn and sat next to me, placing the bowl in-between us, taking a huge hand full and shoving them into his mouth. “Jesus, Jay. Leave some for me” I joked, picked two up and placing them into my mouth, laughing at Justin’s fake hurt expression. 

I looked at the screen and saw the title come up. Justin pressed play on the remote. I looked at him and glared “I can’t believe you’re making me watch this” I said, still looking at him, not wanting to look at the TV screen. 

“you’re welcome” he said, cheekily, smiling at me. 


Day 4  

I had a blanket wrapped around my shoulders as I stood on the edge of the river, looking out at the beautiful scene. I’ve always loved nature, ever since I was a little girl. 

My thoughts were interrupted when I felt Justin’s arms wrap around my waist from behind. He kissed my cheek, making me smile. 

“You were right you know”Justin said, looking out towards the water. 

“About what?” I asked, laying my head back, onto his shoulder, sighing happily. 

“About being away. I’ve never felt so at peace before and having you with me really puts the icing on the cake. You make this little trip even better” he said, kissing my neck. “I never thought I would be able to survive without social media” he joked an I laughed. 

“I love you so much baby” he whispered in my ear, kissing it. 

“I love you too jay” I smile, turning my head to kiss his lips.


Hey guys. I hope you liked this imagine. There might be some spelling mistakes so I'm sorry about that :P