About National Corn on the Cob Day
National Corn on the Cob Day is celebrated on June 11th of every year. A corn cob is the central woody part of maize or corn on which the corn grains are still attached. Corn on the cob can be served as a side dish by boiling, grilling, or roasting the corn.
Corn on the cob is normally eaten while still warm. It is often seasoned with salt and buttered before serving. Some diners use specialized skewers, thrust into the ends of the cob, to hold the ear while eating without touching the hot and sticky kernels.
A typical ear of corn has about 800 kernels. They are always arranged in an even number of rows. Supposedly, there is one silk strand for each kernel of corn.