Trying to make fluffy popcorn

We soaked popcorn in water over night. We put a wet cotton ball in the popcorn jar. We used regular popcorn and we did not add any water.


We started popping the three groups, the dry one one was fluffy, the one with the cotton ball was rough and pointy we were hoping that the third would be fluffiest but instead it looked like a tiny piece of turd.