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Science: Why Does Bacon Smell So Good? (Infographic) [Reactions]

What is it about cooking bacon that makes it smell so good? The Reactions team puts its nose into everyone’s favorite breakfast food. We teamed up with the Compound Interest blog to break down the science of that sweet smell.

Turns out there are about 150 volatile organic compounds that contribute to bacon’s meaty aroma, many of them hydrocarbons and aldehydes, with some nitrogen-containing compounds thrown in for good measure.

The Science of Game of Thrones

Why does planet Hodor have super long seasons, where does Valyrian steel come from, and what about dragons? Could the beasts really exist?

Valar more-curious!

How are Samurai Films Responsible for Star Wars?!? [Film School’d]

How are Samurai films and a car crash responsible for Star Wars? How did World War II affect the global film industry in the 20th century? Why are Jedi called Jedi?? Give us 8 minutes, and we’ll explain it all…