Pop corn can be traced back early as the 1500.
The reason popcorn pops was explained by native Aztecs. There are spirits who reside within the kernels of popcorn. As you heat these spirits houses, they get mad. Eventually, the spirits get so angry they pop out of there homes as unhappy little puffs of steam.
Evidently, this was folk lore and we have since found scientifically how popcorn pops. It’s relatively straightforward. Popcorn kernels contain water. Inside the kernel is a soft patch of starch with around 14% moisture. The moisture is contained by kernels hard outer shell.
Without this moisture, pop corn won’t pop. The ideal way to store popcorn is air tight containers and stored in a cool place like your cupboard or pantry.
Finally the hard surface gives way and the popcorn explodes. The soft heated peppers burst, turning in side out.
Remember a refrigerator can most likely dry out your popcorn. If you realize that your pop corn has dried out, you can rejuvenate them and still can get them to pop. Place the kernels in a jar a fill it full of water. It takes about three days but the water will re moisturize the kernel and that will cause the kernels to pop.