MinD POPPING facts

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Evidence in Peru suggests that popcorn existed as early as 4700 B.C., making it one of the oldest forms of corn

Orville Redenbacher began popping corn in 1919 when he was 12 years old, and built what is now the world's #1 Popcorn brand

In movie theaters, for every dollar spent on popcorn, about 90 cents is profit


Native Americans not only ate popcorn, but they made beer and soup out of it too

Popcorn History Facts

Americans eat about 17 billion quarts of popcorn annually, which is enough to fill the Empire State Building 18 times

About 70% of popcorn sold in America is eaten at home, with the other 30% eaten at movie theaters, sporting events, etc

By volume sold, popcorn is America’s favorite snack food

Americans produce and eat more popcorn than any other country 

Nebraska produces more popcorn than any other state at over 250 million pounds per year

Popcorn Consumption Facts

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