Part of the fun of making popcorn is the anticipation of it all. Whether it's a microwave packet, on the stovetop, or (my current preferred method) an air popper, that first pop is exciting and surprising. This video captures that very moment in super slow motion.
YouTubers Warped Perception filmed a kernel popping at 30,000 frames per second—that's 1,250 times slower than real time. In the description, they note that "you can see the popcorn is still cooking after it pops." It's nice to know that there's beauty and wonder, even in our snacks.
Check it out below: