TODAY IS NATIONAL POPCORN DAY AND WE SHOULD ALL CELEBRATE WITH LOCAL BUTTERED DEALS
Today is National Popcorn Day! Popcorn, of course, needs no introduction, especially in the Americas. You may not know that the corn you eat on a cob, or from a can, is a totally different variety of maize than the corn you heat up with oil into popcorn. The only variety of maize that makes popcorn is Zea mays everta. It has small ears, and the kernels burst open when you expose it to dry heat. Small heads of zea mays everta was first discovered in 1948 by Herbert Dick and Earle Smith in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico.
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PEOPLE HAVE BEEN EATING POPCORN FOR AT LEAST 5,600 YEARS IN THE AMERICAS
These were really small ears of corn, ranging from about 2 inches long to smaller than a penny. The oldest of these ears was about 4,000 years old! They also found some individually popped kernels, which were carbon dated at about 5,600 years old. People have also found evidence of ancient popcorn use in Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and elsewhere in Central and South America. Popcorn is literally one of the oldest and universal snacks we know of in the Americas. Fortunately, it still is today, especially on National Popcorn Day!
NATIONAL MOVIE THEATERS CHAINS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES ARE SURE TO HAVE NATIONAL POPCORN DAY DEALS
To celebrate National Popcorn Day, you have a number of options depending on where you live. I suggest you look up any deals that might make celebrating today locally. I’m sure there are some in your town! You may also find a host of retailers with a simple search on Facebook with fun events and competitions. But popcorn is also a huge part of going to the movies, and several movie theater chains are hoping to butter you up for the big screen. AMC, Regal and Cinemark theaters are celebrating National Popcorn Day with 50% off popcorn deals, as well as unlimited buckets for $20.
But definitely have a look to see what may be near just you for National Popcorn Day!