What 2,000 Calories Actually Look Like

June 5, 2014

While body sizes and metabolisms vary, the general consensus is that the human body does well with consuming around 2,000 calories every day. Pending your appetite and dietary habits, this video will either delight you or catapult you into a lonely pit of despair.

Scientists Explain Why Bacon Smells So Damn Good

May 30, 2014

It’s not your glut and growing gut that makes bacon smell so great, it’s the Maillard reaction, or the chemical reaction that causes foods to turn brown while baking. When you throw the meat into the pan, sugars react to the amino acids and create bacon’s inimitable scent.

What People Around The World Eat When They’re Drunk

May 28, 2014

We know it’s been keeping you up at night: just what is it that Iranians eat while totally blitzed? Thankfully, this video gives you your answer. Watch and become more worldly.

Why You Should Care About California’s Drought

March 18, 2014

Crops In California

More than a quarter of California falls under “exceptional drought status”, which is the most severe category in which a drought may be classified. Think that the effects of the weather will be confined within state borders? Think again. The drought will hit you in the form of a heightened grocery tab.

The Science Of Spiciness

March 15, 2014

Rose Eveleth explains the history and science behind spicy foods, and why Sriracha sauce is heaven for some and gustatory hell for others.

What Happens When People Try Their First Burger

February 21, 2014

While its origins are contentious, today’s hamburger is essentially an American gustatory institution. Watch what happens when burger virgins are introduced to the classic sandwich.