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The science of spiciness - Rose Eveleth


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When you take a bite of a hot pepper, your body reacts as if your mouth is on fire -- because that's essentially what you've told your brain! Rose Eveleth details the science and history behind spicy foods, giving insights into why some people continue to pay the painful price for a little spice.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Rose Eveleth
  • Director Tom Beuerlein
  • Producer Darcy Vorhees
  • Narrator Rose Eveleth

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