Here are a few of the things most of us know about popcorn:
1. We love the way it tastes and smells.
2. We especially love it while we’re watching a movie.
3. Sometimes, when we’re feeling decadent, we like it with butter.
4. Other times, when we’re feeling more virtuous, we enjoy it more or less straight up.
5. There’s nothing quite so distinctive as the sound it makes when it pops.
Here’s one thing you probably didn’t know: why it makes that distinctive popping sound when it pops.