The best way to eat green corn so as not to annoy the other members of the family is to lock yourself up in a room alone with the corn and then let the corn fly where it may. It is a good plan to sit in the bath tub.
It is a good plan to wear a diving suit, without the helmet when engaged in the pleasant acrobatic stunt of eating green corn. The butter can then drop at its own sweet will.
Old-fashioned ear muffs come in handy. They prevent the corn from getting in the ears. To prevent it from getting down the neck, wear one of those tight rubber collars, such as the barber puts on you when he gives you an egg shampoo.
An expert corn eater is able to get away with about 50 per cent of the corn while the other 80 per cent is scattered about the room. An amateur can get about 10 per cent, of the corn on the first trial, but practice makes perfect.
(reprinted from an early 1900s farming magazine)