This morning I was leafing through my latest issue of *RealSimple* and came across a number that, if I weren’t contributing to these *Power of Ten *blogs, I probably would not have stopped to ponder–let alone jumped up to research further!

Factoid: those of us in the U.S. consume 16 billion (1.6 x 10^{+10}) quarts of popcorn each year or about 50 (5 x 10^{+01}) quarts for every man, woman, and child!!!

That is 64 billion (6.4 x 10^{+10}) cups of popcorn … or more than 3 trillion (3 x 10^{+12}) calories … or more than 102 trillion (10^{+14}) kernels of popcorn!

Speaking of calories, did you know that a large bucket of hot buttered popcorn has 1,650 (10^{+03}) calories–depending on the amount of butter added!

Two hat tips: abridges01 for *High speed video of popcorn kernel popping at 5400fps* and www.popcorn.org

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