Did you know that corn kernels turn to liquid before becoming popcorn?

Did you know that corn kernels turn to liquid before becoming popcorn? When you heat a kernel, the sealed-in moisture liquifies its starch, the pressure builds, the kernel explodes and the liquid expands as it solidifies in a fraction of a second, resulting in the cell structure you can see above at 250x.

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OhChrisis

This is how I imagined it to look after trying dipping some in hot chocolate.
It collapsed instantly when it touched the surface, and sucked up the liquid like a sponge