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Check out one of the world's most ancient snacks up close - and it looks like a bunch of bubbles. (Reposting to correct "Central America" to "Mesoamerica.")

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Credits:
Produced by Adam Cole

Slow motion footage by Gabriella Garcia-Pardo

Microscopy by Murry Gans
http://murry-gans.blogspot.com/

Historic Illustrations:
The Universal History of the Things of New Spain
1575-1577 Bernardino de Sahagún
https://www.wdl.org/en/item/10096/

Ancient Popcorn Paper:
Preceramic maize from Paredones and Huaca Prieta, Peru
Alexander Grobman, Duccio Bonavia, Tom D. Dillehay, Dolores R. Piperno, José Iriarte and Irene Holst
http://www.pnas.org/content/109/5/1755

Music
“Abu Hassan” by Carl Maria von Weber
Barry Francis, Focus Music

Senior Editor: Ben de la Cruz
Supervising Editor: Nicole Werbeck
Chief Science Editor: Andrea Kissack
NPR Director of Visuals: Keith Jenkins

SFX from Freesound.org users
digifish, arseniusz, veiler, loveburd, florian-reinke
acorcuera, discokingmusic, biancabothapure

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