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Wednesday is National Popcorn Day! Here Are Some Popcorn Facts

Here are some popcorn facts you may not have known on National Popcorn Day!

According to The Popcorn Board, the oldest-known ears of corn that were popped are from about 4,000 years ago and were discovered in current-day New Mexico in 1948 and 1950.  

Meanwhile, History.com reported in 2018 that there were traces of popcorn in 1,000-year-old Peruvian tombs. 

Popcorn was also significant to the Aztec people for eating, ceremonies and decorations, according to The Popcorn Board. 

The snack became a common food in American households by the mid-1800s, according to History.com. Popcorn was popular for late-night snacks by the fire and at picnics, the website reported. 

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