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(27,607 posts)
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 03:40 AM Jan 2012

Ancient Popcorn Found—Made 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought in Peru

The puffed grain was likely an occasional snack, archaeologist says.

Christine Dell'Amore
for National Geographic News
Published January 19, 2012

Just in time for National Popcorn Day, a new study says that people in what's now Peru were eating the snack 2,000 years earlier than thought.

Coastal peoples were preparing corn-based foods up to 6,700 years ago, according to analysis of ancient corncobs, husks, tassels, and stalks recently unearthed at the Paredones and Huaca Prieta archaeological sites on Peru's northern coast.

Previously, evidence of corn as a food before about 5,000 years ago had mostly come from what are called microfossils—microscopic remains that do not offer information on the cobs' sizes and shapes.


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We don't bite, our dentures aren't sharp enough, and our eyesight is too poor.

Ancient Popcorn Found—Made 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought in Peru (Original Post) ellisonz Jan 2012 OP
Wait until they find the movie theatres malthaussen Jan 2012 #1
+1 joeybee12 Jan 2012 #7
LOL! lunatica Jan 2012 #10
Now we know what they ate while they were arguing about porn, breastfeeding & the Olive Garden. Warren DeMontague Jan 2012 #2
Whew, that's some stale popcorn! Kurmudgeon Jan 2012 #3
recommended H2O Man Jan 2012 #4
Who would have guessed that there were Republican primaries in Peru back then? HopeHoops Jan 2012 #5
So they had flamebaiters way back in the day too? nt MrScorpio Jan 2012 #6
Well they had contentious topics... ellisonz Jan 2012 #8
kick Liberal_in_LA Jan 2012 #9
Looks like weetabix MichaelMcGuire Jan 2012 #11
Yuck. ellisonz Jan 2012 #12
They'll put hair on your chest nt MichaelMcGuire Jan 2012 #15
I think I'll pass on the potential intestinal damage. n/t ellisonz Jan 2012 #18
See another fine delicacy. But I'm guessing you'll pass. MichaelMcGuire Jan 2012 #19
Yeah - no gnosh. ellisonz Jan 2012 #21
Hair is important MichaelMcGuire Jan 2012 #22
A Scottish Yeti? ellisonz Jan 2012 #23
LOL MichaelMcGuire Jan 2012 #24
look more like some tasty buds. nt arely staircase Jan 2012 #13
Recreate. ellisonz Jan 2012 #14
Orville Redenbacher's Peruvian roots are showing now, aren't they! Major Hogwash Jan 2012 #16
Is a 'Peruvian' anything like a 'Brazilian'? pinboy3niner Jan 2012 #17
*ewwww* ellisonz Jan 2012 #20
Mysteries of History and Technologies. konsyltacii Jan 2012 #25
What's with the Ukranian? nt ellisonz Jan 2012 #27
Probably popped by an Ancient Ancestor of AsahinaKimi Jan 2012 #26


(1,751 posts)
3. Whew, that's some stale popcorn!
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 09:35 AM
Jan 2012

And you thought the stuff they scrape out of the corner of the machines during the last show of the evening was bad.



(1,684 posts)
19. See another fine delicacy. But I'm guessing you'll pass.
Mon Jan 23, 2012, 05:10 AM
Jan 2012

Of eating the crusts makes your hair curly... proven by mums.


(27,607 posts)
23. A Scottish Yeti?
Thu Jan 26, 2012, 04:34 AM
Jan 2012
Monday, October 27, 2008

A ghosthunter rescued from Scotland’s second highest peak was claimed he was attacked by a mysterious yeti. Tom Robertson, 68, was led to safety by mountain rescuers after a ten-hour ordeal on Ben MacDhui in the Cairngorms.

He and a pal had been hunting for the legendary Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui – Mountain of the Black Pig in Gaelic.

But yesterday he insisted a 12ft high yeti-type creature attacked the tent he was sleeping in near the 4,296ft summit.He maintains he may have strong evidence of its existence – a series of pots showed 2ft long footprints in gravel at their camp site.

Mr Robertson said; "At about 1am after we climbed in to our sleeping bags we heard the footsteps of something coming to the tent and heard mumbling noises outside.”




(1,684 posts)
24. LOL
Thu Jan 26, 2012, 05:08 AM
Jan 2012

As for the Yeti story
Its al right I thought they had food I had the munches

(Thats getting FB shared BTW)

Major Hogwash

(17,656 posts)
16. Orville Redenbacher's Peruvian roots are showing now, aren't they!
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 08:15 PM
Jan 2012


I hate working a room without sound effects.
But, my jokes still stink just as much.
Cuz I farted when I wrote that.


(53,339 posts)
17. Is a 'Peruvian' anything like a 'Brazilian'?
Sun Jan 22, 2012, 08:25 PM
Jan 2012

I don't EVEN want to know what Orville Redenbacher looks like with one--with OR without roots!!!



(4 posts)
25. Mysteries of History and Technologies.
Fri Jan 27, 2012, 09:09 AM
Jan 2012
Новинки науки. New items of a science. (Новости науки. News of a science.)

Article«Golden Chief" Tomb Treasure Yields Clues to Unnamed Civilization».


For photos of the figurine on the first photo from above is a very interesting explanation of one of the ancient legends.
No less interesting is the geographical location of the location of this figurine and the locations of other similar figurines, as well as the origin of the legends related with a similar figurines.

Для фотографии фигурки на первом фото сверху есть очень интересное объяснение в одной из древних легенд.

Не менее интересным является и географическое место находки этой фигурки и расположение мест находок других подобных статуэток, а также происхождение легенд, связанных с подобными статуэтками.

"Pictures: "Extinct" Monkeys With Sideburns Found in Borneo".


No less interesting is the discovery and scientific justification for intermediates forms in the evolution theory of Charles Darwin. These intermediates forms have been found, but information about this has not been published.

In addition, there is a scientific theory that explains the origin of life on planet Earth. This theory is most corresponds to modern scientific knowledge in many fields (branches) of science, but it this a scientific theory also has not been published.

Не менее интересным является нахождение и научное обоснование промежуточных форм в теории эволюции Чарльза Дарвина. Эти промежуточные формы уже найдены, но информация об этом не опубликована.

Кроме того, имеется научная теория, которая объясняет происхождение жизни на планете Земля. Эта теория наиболее соответствует современным научным знаниям во многих отраслях науки, но эта научная теория также не опубликована.

«Ancient Popcorn Found—Made 2,000 Years Earlier Than Thought in Peru».

In my opinion, even more great scientific and practical interest is not so much the food of the ancient inhabitants of the territory of modern North and South America as a matter of their ancient technologies. According to information from a ancient texts, which were not all destroyed, the answers to this puzzle is very simple. These responses are also associated with a history of many nations. To understand the ancient texts is insufficient to know the dictionary of Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov and other similar dictionaries. In the writing system of many ancient peoples there is a total mystery, the understanding of which is the key to many mysteries of history and modernity.

По моему мнению, ещё больший научный и практический интерес представляет не столько еда древних жителей территорий современных Северной и Южной Америки, сколько вопрос их древних технологий. Судя по информации из древних текстов, которые оказались не все уничтожены, ответы на эту загадку очень простые. Эти ответы также связаны с историей многих народов. Для понимания древних текстов недостаточно знания словаря Юрия Валентиновича Кнорозова и знания других подобных словарей. В системе письма многих древних народов присутствует одна общая тайна, понимание которой даёт ключ к многим тайнам истории и современности.



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