Pop corn can be traced back early as the 1500. Popcorn was an important food for the Aztec Indians, who also used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces and ornaments on statues of the gods, including Tlaloc, the god of rain and fertility.
The reason popcorn pops was explained by native Aztecs. There are spirits who live within the kernels of popcorn. As you heat these spirits homes, they get angry. Eventually, the spirits get so angry they pop out of there houses as unhappy little puffs of steam.
Evidently, this was folk lore and we’ve since discovered scientifically how popcorn pops. It’s relatively straightforward. Popcorn kernels contain water. Inside the kernel is a soft patch of starch with approximately 14% moisture. The moisture is contained by kernels hard outer shell.
Without this moisture, pop corn won’t pop. The best way to store popcorn is air tight containers and kept in a cool place like your cupboard or pantry.
Finally the hard surface gives way and the popcorn explodes. The soft heated starch burst, turning in out side.
Bear in mind a fridge can most likely dry your popcorn out. 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 around three days but the water will re moisturize the kernel and that will cause the kernels to pop.