Eat it at the movies, hang it on your door, slather it with butter and salt.

Corn is really kind of sexy, you know? The ear is the female flower? The tassel is the male flower. Tassels can produce up to a million pollen grains and the fine thread-like silks emerge from the top end of the husk for pollination. Pollination is achieved by gravity and wind. The ovaries are produced in rows (unbelievable) along the corn cob.  And — after fertilization — they develop into kernels.  What more can I say?

Do you want one ear or two?


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