What makes popcorn pop?

What makes popcorn pop?

Popcorn is a special kind of corn. Of all the types of corn, popcorn is the only variety that pops. Inside each kernel of popcorn is a tiny droplet of water surrounded by a hard shell called a hull. As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel.

Where are red pandas from?

The red panda shares the giant panda’s rainy, high-altitude forest habitat, but has a wider range. Red pandas live in the mountains of Nepal and northern Myanmar (Burma), as well as in central China. These animals spend most of their lives in trees and even sleep aloft.

How fast does the tube go?

In central London, trains cannot drive faster than 30-40mph because of the short distances between stations. The Victoria line can reach speeds of up to 50mph because the stations are further apart. The Metropolitan line has the fastest train speeds, sometimes reaching over 60mph.

Why do we blush when we are embarrassed?

AsapSCIENCE explains blushing as a reaction of the sympathetic nervous system and part of our “fight or flight” response. When you’re embarrassed, adrenaline is released, speeding up your heart rate and dilating your blood vessels to improve your blood flow and oxygen delivery.

When did Ireland become divided?

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 divided Ireland into two regions, the Irish Free State, given Commonwealth status and Northern Ireland which stayed part of the UK. Fiona Allison. The Anglo-Irish Treaty brought little peace to Ireland after its implementation: the Irish Free State plunged into civil war.

Which country is referred to as down under?

The term Down Under is a colloquialism which is variously construed to refer to Australia and New Zealand, or to Australia or New Zealand alone. The term comes from the fact that the countries are in the Southern Hemisphere, ‘below’ many other countries on the globe.

Who was the first black governor in the United States?

Lawrence Douglas Wilder (born January 17, 1931) is an American politician, who served as the first African American to be elected as governor of Virginia and first African-American governor of any state since Reconstruction. Wilder served as the 66th Governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994.

Do salmon die after they spawn?

The salmon run is the time when salmon, which have migrated from the ocean, swim to the upper reaches of rivers where they spawn on gravel beds. After spawning, all Pacific salmon and most Atlantic salmon die, and the salmon life cycle starts over again.