No matter how it's explained or how many times we witness it, turning corn kernels into popcorn still seems like magic. That may go a ways to explain why this video of Japanese teenagers discovering the ability to make popcorn with a hair straightener has of 11,000 retweets and 15,000 likes since it was shared last week.

Admittedly it would be a very slow process but better to have some popcorn than none, right?

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