Corny Facts

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“Corny Facts,” Friend, Feb. 1998, 46

Corny Facts

Each ear of corn always has an even number of rows.

There is one strand of corn silk for each kernel of corn.

A normal-size ear of corn has from 800 to 1,000 kernels (and the same number of silk strands)!

A “popped” corn can be as much as twenty times larger than its original kernel.

The first popcorn wagon was on the streets of New York City in 1892.

Iowa grows the most popcorn in the United States.

Experiment: One cup of popped popcorn and one cup of milk can occupy the same space at the same time. If you want to prove this, carefully drop the popped kernels into the milk one at a time.