Saturday, April 23, 2005

Finally! After This, Cold Fusion...

Scientists solve unpopped popcorn

To pop or not to pop lies in the hull

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (AP) -- Eat your way to the bottom of almost any bag of popcorn and there they are: the rock-hard, jaw-rattling unpopped kernels known as old maids.

The nuisance kernels have kept many a dentist busy, but their days could be numbered: Scientists say they now know why some popcorn kernels resist popping into puffy white globes.
Turns out it has something to do with the new Pope...

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