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Popcorn has always been a very interesting snack, as it can change from a small hard object to a soft cloud snack in a split of a second. Have you ever wondered how popcorn well, pops? The 21-year old photographer from Germany know on Instagram as Macrofying, was able to capture the mind-blowing explosive macro footage of a single popcorn kernel popping in mid-air. The kernels were heated in a pan on a stove and was tossed in the air. This is when the photographer was able to capture the action of the single kernel.

Another photographer, Darren Dyk of Beyond Slow Motion, also captured the very simple process of a corn kernel popping. He has shared a video of the kernel popping in an ultra-slow motion video, which amazingly goes all the way up to 100,000 frames per second.

The next video of a kernel popping, extent what seems instantaneous to the naked eye to a few seconds as the kernels pop and expand. The popcorn is captured bursting at 15,000fps and 30,000fps in two mesmerising videos by Warped Perception. “Popping Popcorn at 30,000 Frames Per Second Filmed in Ultra Slow Motion Macro with the Phantom v2512 Ultra High Speed Camera. The slowest slow motion clip of popcorn being popped that I know of on Youtube slow mo vids, this is a simply beautiful clip and it shows us just how fast this process actually happens.”

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