Kind of miraculous, these….
I make popcorn by tossing kernels in a bowl made for making popcorn in the microwave (no oil or butter — just kernels). Usually there are a few unpopped kernels left. Those get tossed into the compost bin.
This morning when I emptied my kitchen compost bucket into the big outside compost bin, I noticed a dozen or so sprouts. It took me a moment to realize they were from the tossed popcorn kernels.
Amazing that even after several minutes in the microwave these guys still had so much life in them. A miracle, really.