This video of popcorn popping in slow motion will settle your Sunday scaries.
Chicago-based YouTubers Warped Perception captured the incredible video and, honestly, it’s the best thing we’ve seen in a while.
The recording traces the journey of a humble popcorn kernel to the fluffy snack we all know and love.
The first recording from the company at 1,300 frames per second shows the satisfying moment the kernel pops. However, if you really want to see the process unfold, their next video is at 15,000 frames per second, which is 1,250 times slower than in real-time and it’s a thing of beauty.
The incredible pop of the popular snack is due to its ability to transfer heat to the inside of the kernel. As the temperature goes up, moisture can penetrate the interior and press against the skin, with a continued rise in temperature causing the skin to split and the statch to be revealed.
Scientists actually found that you can make popcorn bigger by using a vacuum pump to lower the air pressure in a pot, which makes them expand faster than normal.
We’ll stick with the microwave and this incredible video for now.