One Christmas when I had nothing better to do, I called in my brother and nephews and said, help me string popcorn for the tree. I was much younger and wanted to revisit a time in history. Well, if you never have tried it, my suggestion would be, to do it once in a lifetime. The new idea of tradition quickly faded when everyone left and there was popcorn on the floor and only part of the tree was done. However, it did smell good around the house for a day or so.
The history of popcorn is extremely interesting.
Popcorn is a very specific variety of corn that will explode when subject to high heat. We know that in the 19th century there were metal popcorn poppers that were held over an open fire that became just part of the hearth. About 1938 popcorn was offered in movie theaters and has now become part of the American tradition.
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