The corn is popping in the field

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - September 8, 2010

A Kentucky farmer says it's so hot, his corn is popping in the field.

The tale may not be as tall as a corn stalk, though.

Patrick Preston has sent a photo of the burst kernels to the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

Extension agent Doug Shepherd tells a local paper he's never seen popped kernels like it before.

But he says the outer coat of a kernel can explode from heat after the ears are pollinated.

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