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Popcorn Popping, Slowed Down to 6,200 Frames Per Second

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Here is a slow-motion video of a single kernel of popcorn popping taken at 6,200 frames per second from the folks behind Modernist Cuisine. They explain that once the kernel reaches a certain point of internal steam pressure, "the kernel is released very rapidly, expanding the starch and proteins into a dense foam that sets quickly." Watch it in high definition for full popping glory.

Video: High-Speed Video: Popcorn Popping @ 6,200 FPS

· High-Speed Video: Popcorn Popping @ 6,200 FPS [Modernist Cuisine]
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