Chef Stephane found this high speed video from Modernist Cuisine of a single popcorn kernel blooming into a full blown piece of popcorn. Watch it, it’ll make you smile and it’s only 12 seconds. He thinks it looks like a person throwing their arms up. (It does). I think part of the magic of popcorn is that kernels all start out looking the same. Then you add pressure in the form of heat, and when it gets to a certain level, the kernel blooms into an individual shape. Kind of like people. We’re all born with unknown potential. Then add life, and we keep blooming into individual works of art.