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The Devestating Effects of Popcorn - One of the biggest threats to freedom in our world today is the ever-looming possibility that someone will realize the true power of popcorn and bring world leaders to their knees. Popcorn holds a power that to this point has remained untapped. However, if placed in the hands of a terrorist organization, the true power of popcorn could be unleashed to wreak havoc on innocent men, women and children. Millions of people each year have the luxury of eating popcorn freely. Each night in this country alone, thousands of people flock to movie theaters to enjoy a large tub of popcorn while watching a new movie....   [tags: essays research papers] 495 words
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Jumbled Popcorn - Jumbled Popcorn In writing a paper I often start out full of ideas and methods of analysis about the topic or issue at hand. However, I find it tedious to have to connect those ideas; yet, I want my paper to be cohesive and organized. My rough draft paper often seems as if someone crumpled it up and threw it in a blender. I always know what I want to say and feel that I have a good development of ideas, but often struggle in drawing out my main points. The paper that I am revising is my analysis paper because it lacks an assertive thesis and an organized plan....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1251 words
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Harvey Wallbanger Popcorn - Introduction: Harvey Wallbanger, president of Harvey Wallbanger Popcorn, entered the popcorn market in 1972. He is considered to be the person most responsible for creating a gourmet popcorn market in the United States. His claim to fame is that his corn is lighter, fluffier, “tenderer”, and bigger than ordinary popcorn. He also boasts that his popcorn has fewer hard, unpopped kernels than competitive products. Harvey’s company sells popcorn to several markets in the United States: 1. Unpopped corn sold to food stores for the consumer to take home....   [tags: essays research papers] 1064 words
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Shakespeare, Popcorn and a Soda - The goal of this piece of writing is to make a comparative study of the various works of Shakespeare, but not as they are presented in their written form. Rather, I am choosing to explore and compare his works as they have been presented and adapted for contemporary audiences through the medium of film. What is lost in adaptation. What is gained. Do contemporary accoutrements lend themselves to a deeper understanding of the original works; does the "magic" of editing and special effects lend itself to a similar deeper understanding, or does it instead make the work seem too "real?" Rather than seek out various adaptations based upon their critical merits or demerits, I chose to instead...   [tags: European Literature] 2144 words
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Genetic Diversity - Genetic diversity is used for identifying diverse parents in plant breeding programmes. In the present study efforts were made to establish correlation between genetic diversity and hybrid performance of single-cross hybrids. This was achieved by assessment of genetic diversity by a set of 15 RAPD primers among 10 inbred lines representing popcorn, a special type of maize used as snacks. From this analysis, I-07-35-7-3 and I-07-63-18-3 were found to be diverse parents. Single-cross hybrid developed from these inbred lines was found to be inferior in performance when compared to other hybrids developed from moderately diverse parents for all traits....   [tags: maize, popcorn, hybrid performance, inbred line]
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Hybrid Vigour and Combining Ability for Yield and Quality Traits in Popcorn - RESULTS AND DISCUSSION The Inbred parents and hybrids under study are rich in protein (8.08 to 11.34%), starch (59.78 to 71.88%) and oil (3.30 to 4.59%) and popping expansion was also observed very good up to 28.4 cc/g. Among the parents, I-07-63-36-1 showed good popping expansion of 25.4 cc/g also having good amount of protein (10.02%), starch (64.91%) and oil (3.97%). In case of hybrid, I-07-63-1-2 x I-07-63-36-1 showed high popping expansion of 28.2 cc/g with enhance amount of protein (10.54%), starch (64.89%) and oil (4.03%)....   [tags: Inbred parents, Hybrids, Results]
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The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse - The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse The genre of Bollywood film has recently become a popular means of entertainment for the non-resident Indian as well as the western audience. The vibrant color, spontaneous dance numbers, and other alluring factors may have contributed in the popularity of Bollywood films. However, for the NRI, Bollywood films are mean of a connection to the motherland; it brings a sense of nostalgia through cultural and tradition practices. In Chutney Popcorn and Bride and Prejudice, we see how these cultural practices and tradition are preserved by using the woman’s body....   [tags: Bollywood Films] 2996 words
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Misleading Food Labels - More and More people are becoming concerned about what they eat, especially if they consume food products that are manufactured in food industries. However, it is hard to know what exactly you are consuming if food industries provide false nutrition content and mislead consumers by placing false advertisements on the packaging. When a company produces a product that contains misleading label, consumers are not receiving complete information about the food they are eating which could lead to health issues including allergies and problems with diabetes....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Corn Craze: A Review of the Role Corn Plays in Life Today - Introduction How many items in your pantry contain a corn product. Whether you know it or not, chances are that all of them do. When one thinks of corn, images of corn on the cob or popcorn may come to mind. Corn however is not grown solely for those summer barbeques or movie theater snacks. From the edible to the inedible, corn appears in all shapes and sizes. While corn has been around for quite some time; to many, its uses seem unclear. Until recently, corn was grown solely for food. Today, corn has transformed into something much more....   [tags: multifunctional crops, agriculture]
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The Cargo-Cult Science of Subliminal Persuasion - In the modern film industry, movie theaters across the nation earn billions of dollars due solely to ticket sales. When the amount of funds spent on butter-soaked popcorn, fizzing soft drinks, and handfuls of teeth-rotting confections is factored in, theater owners ought to be sufficiently content with the money being raked in. But even with that being said, no billionaire CEO is going to turn away an opportunity to earn even more. In the introduction of “The Cargo-Cult Science of Subliminal Persuasion” written by Anthony R....   [tags: Anthony R. Pratkanis book review]
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Personal Narrative: The First Time I Got Stitches - I was about ten years old and in the fifth grade. My mother had just picked me up from school that day and had bought me some delicious popcorn. I could not wait to get home to pop my popcorn, and we lived all the way in Rose Hill, Alabama. I was getting pretty restless by the time we got home. So we got home and I went directly to the big, black microwave. I put it in, and began pressing the buttons. It was popping and popping, and the buttery smell was getting to me. My mother said that she had to go to the bathroom for a second and that I was not to take out the popcorn until she got back....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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Analysis of the Film Scream - Analysis of the Film Scream I am writing an essay on films, I am studying the camera movement, the scenario etc. I am studying the films "scream", in this film the horror starts as early as the opening credits. The word scream appears on the screen in bold white letters, at this point you can hear a scream and the texts turns red, putting the picture in the viewers head that someone has been stabbed, this builds up the excitement, you then hear a number of screams, the text then blurs and eventually fades out of the screen, giving the idea that someone has died....   [tags: Papers] 470 words
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Education Around The World - ... Colleges and universities can also utilize this deep-rooted evolutionary relic. Every well-developed new student orientation program will have team-building exercises. This not only aids students in introduction to their peers, but is also helps to build long-lasting rapport which will help the students succeed throughout their studies. Attrition is persistent problem that plagues nearly all universities to some degree. One leading cause of attrition is lack of social integration which results in “feelings of separation or marginalization” (Cuseo)....   [tags: Nelson Mandela, United States]
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Does the media use subliminal advertising as a tool for mind control? - Media these days, whether print or electronic, is being used by the general population as a tool to stay informed. Whether someone wants to get up to date with the latest events around the world or just wants to find out if their favorite team has won, media is the way to go. We trust the media to keep the whole world updated and connected. But, is the media exploiting our blind trust by subconsciously manipulating us through subliminal advertising. Firstly, what is subliminal advertising. It is a technique in which the consumer is exposed to product or brand advertising such as pictures or songs related to the product without the consumer being consciously aware of it....   [tags: Marketing Psychology]
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Does the Media Use Subliminal Advertising as a Tool for Mind Control? - ... If a person sees a commercial a few times, then he or she may or may not buy the product. Their behaviour will depend totally on the fact that did they like what they saw in the commercial or not. But if they are shown the commercial again and again, then they become curious about the product and this is enough to initiate a trial purchase. A.S.C. Ehrenberg, a professor of marketing at the London Graduate School of Business Studies, wrote about repetitive advertising in his research paper “Undoubtedly advertising can help to speed up the initial adoption of a new product by creating awareness and, indirectly, by gaining retail distribution and display”....   [tags: audience, sexual, consumer´s behavior] 1763 words
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Big Decision of Watching a Movie at Home or the Theater - ... It is cheaper to rent a movie. The cost of renting a movie can be as low as a dollar or two, helping a large family with costs of entertainment. Multiple people can watch a movie rental. It is also cheaper to eat and drink at home. A person can go to the grocery store to buy popcorn, soda, and candy for a fraction of the cost of the movie theater. Convenience is the second difference between going to the theater or staying at home. One thing about going to the movie theater is that it is something out of the ordinary....   [tags: cost, comfort, entertainment] 780 words
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Are Subliminal Messages Humanely Ethical? - For many years the subject of subliminal messages has been a matter of excessive controversy. For who would want their son or daughter to be manipulated into buying an offensive “toy” or be unconsciously conditioned into becoming sexually active. Subliminal messages have always been used by advertisers, for various reasons, to increase their sales and profit, or to imprint an idea into the minds of people, or to manipulate elections, or even push people into hating different races. Subliminal messages, in its essence, are meant to subconsciously plant an idea into your head, using either flashing images or constantly feeding images through innocent means like in your everyday magazine or ne...   [tags: Manipulation, Excessive Controversy, Advertisement]
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Economic Trade-off Analysis of Cracker Jack - Economic Trade-off Analysis of Cracker Jack When I was little, Cracker Jack came in cardboard boxes, and the prize inside was often pretty cool: a whistle or a ring, or some similar gadget. This was also in the days when Oscar Mayer gave away tiny hot-dog-shaped whistles as promotional items. In those days, whistles were pretty popular. Slide whistles were a very common favor at birthday parties. I remember an older cousin came back from the army once, and he had a really cool whistle that played several different notes....   [tags: essays papers] 634 words
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Experiment to Find Out Energy Content of Various Foods - Experiment to Find Out Energy Content of Various Foods Problem ======= For this piece of coursework, I intend to design and carry out an experiment to find out the energy content of various foods. Method ====== For my experiment I have chosen four different foods that I will test for energy content, they are sweetened banana chips, toffee popcorn, original flavour Hula Hoops and salted peanuts. I will use the following apparatus and will set it up as shown: For the experiment all I am going to have three variables, the food that I use, temperature of the water and the weights of the food won't all be equal, everything else will be kept the same, the di...   [tags: Papers] 1198 words
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Personal Narrative: Norm Violation - Personal Narrative: Norm Violation No Works Cited The Norm Violation that I performed took place in six different places, but mostly in the same environment. The Violations took place in Sayreville, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Hazlet, Marlboro, and Matawan. You may now be asking yourself, what is in these towns that perform the same function. It could be a Police Department, Fire Department, a Food Market, a Burger King or even a Car Dealership. Well let me tell you that if you guessed any of these you were close but you didn't pin the tail on the donkey....   [tags: Papers] 1499 words
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Lost at the Movies - In the chapter, "Lost at the Movies"; pages 113-116, we are introduced to the movie culture. His family went to see Jurassic Park: Lost world and he couldn't believe the thought that was put into the movie. He could not fathom how a huge prehistoric dinosaur could go unseen through a huge city and suburbs. The movie made $92.7 million in the first weekend. Bryson comments "…for all its $100 million-plus budget, contains about $2.35 worth of actual thought…" (114) The movie Speed 2 was created by the directors' dream....   [tags: I'm A Stranger Here Myself Review Analysis Bryson] 1395 words
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Metro Manila Film Festival: Taste of Filipino Movies on Christmas - While the children are very busy collecting their gifts from their godparents, actors and film staffs are also busy creating such wondrous movie as their entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival. MMFF as its shortened name, it is the annual celebration of the Filipino talents in the movie industry. Usually held during the Christmas season, it recognizes the role of the film industry in providing artistic depictions of the Philippine stories and history. And as the time passes by, Metro Manila Film Festival has become part of the Filipino’s yearly celebration of Christmas....   [tags: children, filipino community]
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The Effects of Subliminal Advertisements: Does it really work? - Introduction Subliminal advertising has been a controversial topic since the year 1956 when James Vicary did the first experimental test on subliminal persuasion at Fort Lee, New Jersey’s movie theatre. Vicary hypothesized that if messages such as “Drink Coca Cola” and “Eat Popcorn” were to be flashed quickly onto the screen at a subconscious level, the customers would feel inclined to buy those products; Vicary had claimed that he had an increase in sales for both Coca Cola and popcorn by 18.1% and 57.7% respectively (Karremans et al., p.792)....   [tags: Advertising ]
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How to Use Social Media for Small Business - Using social web is probably the most cost effective marketing tool available that allowed businesses to manage brand reputation, advertise, served customer, broadcast, and network (Fine, 2010). The social media has become a widespread phenomenon and global trend because of the popularity of Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook (Hinchcliffe & Kim, 2012). In the recent study conducted by LinkedIn, 94% of small businesses use social media as a marketing tool and 49% use it for research to grow business (Weiss, 2014)....   [tags: Social Media Marketing]
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Eyes, the Power of Suggestion, and Rorschach Tests - Eyes, the Power of Suggestion and Rorschach Tests: An Introduction The human sense of sight is a very detailed and complex ability, which humans often take for granted. However, once they take time to think about it, they realize how complicated the process really is. The eye receives light from the outside with the cornea, which then travels through the nerves until the light reaches the brain. The brain processes this light into information about the outside world, and then the brain uses this information to decide how to respond....   [tags: sight, advertisements, emotions] 1120 words
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Piquing Piracy Problems: Why Movie Piracy Harms Society - Piquing Piracy Problems: Why Movie Piracy Harms Society One of the oldest and greatest past-times, all over the world, is going to the movies. Making an event out of something so simple is what makes it enjoyable. It’s a great option for a date night, family night, or a night out with friends. Over the past several years, movie prices have skyrocketed in every area from the tickets to buying candy and popcorn, some theaters even charge for parking and upgraded seating. Because going to the movies has become such an expensive option, people are opting to stay away from the theater, make their own popcorn, and watch a movie at home....   [tags: enforcement, market, cost] 623 words
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Overwhelming my Senses at State Park Lake - People, places, and things are always in a constant change for better or for worse. One such place is a park called State Park Lake. It is a place that is not only holds childhood memories, but is also a place I make frequent visits to. During the summer, I spend most of my weeks at this small, cramped boat house helping customers on-and-off of boats. As a child, I vividly remember these weekend trips to the lake as exciting, because it smelled of roses and the water was clear enough to see your feet, where they touched the shallow bottom....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Example] 694 words
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Coming of Age in Literature this Semester - Throughout this semester there has been a common ingredient to almost all of the pieces which we as a class have read, which is the coming of age. Much like the May L. Becker quote in the title says as we get old we begin to find ourselves, such was true for the protagonist throughout our readings this semester. The idea of coming of age or maturing as an individual has been presented in a number of ways. Some of which include O’Hara’s philosophy for the mother to let them go find their own way, and Winterson shows the forming of your own ideas about the world....   [tags: maturing, world, mother, truth, story] 586 words
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Deciding Upon Which Social Path to Take - ... She doesn’t seem to like the girls within that group yet she feels the need to help a friend and be fulfilling those traditional female roles. Melinda once again though retracts from that social norm when she realizes how she’s being ostracized and used by Heather: “ I hide in the bathroom until I know Heather’s bus has left. The salt in my tears feels good when it stings my lips” (45). She becomes emotionally unstable because she realizes she can’t fit in with Heather and the Marthas. Part of this experience is Melinda realizing she isn’t fully capable of being the domestic gender role that society expects women to be....   [tags: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson] 1432 words
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Lisa Rosen's Journey to Become a Doctor - ... Lisa has shared her good and bad days at UT Austin, but the overall experience was immensely enjoyable she says. She met a lot of friends that she still has to this day at UT Austin, but her studies did indeed bring a new stress into her life. Funny thing is her initial plans had nothing to do with what she’s doing now. She took a position as a teacher during her graduate studies, and she simply realized just how much children really meant to her. Developmental psychology was all she ever knew after her experience as a teacher, and Lisa dedicated her time, her research and her lab work to children....   [tags: college, graduate, research] 697 words
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Moonshiners and Bootleggers in Amerrica - During the era of prohibition, when alcohol was forbidden, bootleggers became revolutionary. Many ordinary family men were made into ruthless outlaw icons. People were forced to lie, cheat, steal, and kill to protect themselves and their families. How did the prohibition affect it. The way the alcohol was hid and made was almost unheard of. Some say it changed this country for the good. Some say it changed it for the worse. Will the world ever know all of the truths during this lawless era. How did prohibition affect bootlegging....   [tags: Prohibition Era]
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Personal Narrative: Borrowed Home - After canceling her day of pampering and having her wits scared out of her with friends Kristin assured Teri that watching the girls was not a problem. She could get a manicure and movie any day. “We’ve got all summer to live it up before we go our separate ways.” Kristin told her. “I don’t know what I’m going to do when you leave. The girls will be so upset, not to mention Chris and me.” Teri kissed Kristin’s cheek and hurried to Sioux City to fill in for a nurse who had called in sick. Walking into the kitchen Kristin found the dirty lunch dishes still on the table....   [tags: kristin, teri] 1082 words
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Creative Writing: Mrs. Burnage - ... We loved our time in that play room, but we particularly looked forward to the summers when she'd let us play in the pool. She had a normal-sized in-ground swimming pool in her back yard. She would let us go out there as soon as the temperature outside hit eighty degrees. Each year, she had a fresh batch of floating noodles and water toys for us to play with. She even surprised us one year and bought us a pool slide. We would shriek with laughter as we slid down and splashed into the pool. And even though Jason was six years younger than I was, we bonded by tormenting my sisters....   [tags: jason, michael] 1081 words
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Maize in Pre-Columbian America - ... According to the Farm Family Project at Kenyon College, some of the common types are: Dent Corn which is indented at maturity and is often used as livestock feed; Flint Corn is known as Indian corn and is also used as field corn; Sweet Corn is primarily eaten on the cob or it can be canned or frozen for later; Flour Corn is primarily white and is used for baking because it is easy to grind; and Popcorn which turns to steam when heated and the kernel explode to form popcorn. The ancestral corn looked different and was only a few inches long....   [tags: corn wild plant]
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Homeless - The Ignored Community - Homeless - The Ignored Community As my friends and I were driving home from the mall the other afternoon, an older, disheveled-looking man was standing on the street corner holding a "I will work for food" sign. "He's just looking for easy money," commented one friend. While this is a possible reason, a more complicated one came to my mind. Perhaps this was a homeless man who had used up his time at the local shelter. Many people do not think homelessness is a problem, but the homeless people, mostly unseen, exist in ever-increasing numbers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics poverty] 1494 words
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