Some of the Wonders of Corn
Corn belongs to the family
of grasses. We make its stalk
into paper. We make its cob
into ink and cloth. We use corn oil
in food and soap. Corn starch
helps seal our stamps and envelopes.
We drink alcohol made from corn
and when we heat tiny kernels,
they blow up. Corn is truly
amazing when it pops.
P.S. If you haven't seen King Corn and are at all interested in how food is grown in the U.S. and how corn production and use has changed over the years, I highly recommend this movie. The filmmakers take an engaging, personal approach to their subject.