National Geographic : 1919 Apr
He Shot the Gun And Found that He Had the Greatest Wheat Food in Existence Prof. A. P. Anderson knew that each wheat kernel contained some 125 million food cells. He knew that each cell contained a trifle of moisture. So he said, "I will turn that moisture to steam, then explode it. Thus I will burst every food cell so digestion can instantly act." It Took Years, But He Did It He finally solved the problem by sealing the grains in huge guns. Then he revolved the guns for one hour in 550 degrees of heat. When he shot the guns every food cell ex ploded. About 125 million steam explosions oc curred in every kernel. Airy, Flaky Bubbles The grains came out shaped as they grew, but puffed to bubbles, eight times normal size. The fearful heat created a toasted nut flavor. The explosions created flimsy morsels, which melted away at a touch. He had what is recognized everywhere now as the most delicious wheat food in the world. SBut above all it was a whole grain made wholly digestible. Every food cell was broken, and that never before was done. He applied the same method to rice. Then to pellets of hominy, and created Corn Puffs. Puffed Wheat Puffed Rice and Corn Puffs Each 15c-Except in Far West Now there are three Puffed Grains, each with its own delights. And happy children are now getting about two million dishes daily. Don't let your children miss their share. Keep all three kinds on hand. The Quaker Oats company Sole Makers (3034) "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"