The Real Reason Peppers are Spicy

SciShow’s hot take: Peppers don’t produce that spicy goodness for the reason you think!

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Do Spicy Food Lovers Live Longer?

Spicy food is delicious, but how does it affect our health?

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8 of the Worst Stinging Insects

Generally, humans try to avoid getting stung by insects. However, in the name of science, the betterment of humanity, and pure curiosity, there are brave people out there who willingly subject themselves to the business end of the most potent stinging insects in the world!

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