Here is another related link: www.whodiscoveredit.com/who-discovered-popcorn.html
Anyway, I don't really know, but it seems to me that whoever enjoyed
eating a wide variety of corn probably first discovered popcorn by
simply cooking it over a fire. I can see it now... A bunch of people
gathered over a campfire roasting some new variety of corn they found
growing wild, and all of a sudden . . . Pop! Then, a few more pops
happen and it is now raining popcorn all around the campfire. Then,
three brave souls go over and boldly eat this amazing fluffy creation
for the first time. "Yum-yum," says the first discoverer of this ancient
snack. "Popping corn from the heavens," says the 2nd person. The 3rd
person says "corn pops?" while sounding like a confused jackass during
his initial examination of the popped product. Then the crowd stands
back and declares that it shall be called "popcorn" as they all rush in
like madmen to devour the remaining bits of popcorn. LOL!
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