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In the latest episode of the Reactions series by The American Chemical Society they explain why pizza tastes so darn good. It all comes down to a series of chemical reactions:

Whether it’s a plain cheese, a deep-dish stacked with meats or a thin-crust veggie delight, there’s just something about pizza that makes it delicious. There’s a lot of chemistry that goes into everything from dough to sauce to toppings to, of course, cheese. There’s also a very specific chemical reaction at work on every single slice, no matter what toppings you choose.

It’s called the Maillard Reaction, and it’s what causes the browning of the dough and toppings, as well as the release of some delicious compounds.

And here we thought it was all about high-quality ingredients.

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You may know Jon Bailey as the guy who does the epic movie trailer voice in Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers series. In this video, he’s teamed up with comedian Kevin Brueck and Alex Mandel to prank some unsuspecting diners in the food court. Bailey sits down, sound effects ready on his iPad, and narrates their meals making them so exciting, you’d think they really were on the big screen.

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To celebrate the premiere of the latest season of The Walking Dead, pancake maker extraordinaire Nathan Shields of Saipancakes has created pancakes themed to the show. He’s previously shown us how to make zombie pancakes, so this time he’s focused on the show’s human characters. Just don’t let the two pancakes mingle or you know there’s going to be a fight.

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Pepperidge Farm has announced three new pumpkin-flavored offerings, including Pumpkin Spice Swirl bread, Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies and Pumpkin Spice Milano cookies. The bread will be sold at a retail price of $3.99 starting in December. The Cheesecake cookies will be available in January for $3.99 and the Milano cookies will be available in February for $3.69.

Pepperidge Farm remembers how much you like pumpkin spice. They remember everything.

(via Foodbeast)

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Leave it to a German to know how to handle a precarious stack of beer mugs. German waiter Oliver Struempfel carried 27 one-liter mugs over an astounding 40-meters of beer-drenched barroom flooring to claim the world record for beer carrying. Yes, that’s apparently a thing. Well, congratulations, Oliver. Prost!

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When I think of pudding, I think chocolate creamy goodness neatly packaged in a Jell-O Snack Pack, but in Japan, pudding is a pre-scrambled boiled egg that’s covered in caramel sauce.

So, if you’re looking for a convenient way to make Japanese-style pudding, then you should check out this nifty egg gizmo from Takara Tomy. Basically, you put your egg in this gyroscope-like, slot machine device and you spin it around for two minutes. Then you boil the egg for 30 minutes, and voila! You have a boiled egg that’s been pre-scrambled while it’s still in the shell.

A quick commercial is available after the break that gives you a rundown on how the machine works. Yes, there’s a talking egg that does a dance number and sings a catchy tune… and no, I don’t think he’s been boiled to death at the end of the commercial, but I’m not entirely sure.

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Ever wonder what exactly happens to your body after your down that 16-ounce Americano? Well, Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE have created a fun video that explains what happens to our brains and bodies after we drink coffee. Apparently, coffee has a number of wonderful benefits, and it’s also nearly impossible to overdose on. So , drink up!

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Isao Machii is one of the most gifted swordsmen in the world. The man’s reflexes are so lightning quick that he can actually slice a speeding BB gun pellet right in half with his sword. However, he recently tried his hand at being a Fruit Ninja.

Machii, who’s also the current Guinness World Record holder for a whole mess of sword records, competed in a Fruit Ninja challenge here in Los Angeles. He diced up a wide range of fruit, and let me just say that I’m so very happy that I’m not a banana.

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You might think the life of a pizza maker is all fun and glamour, but it’s hard work. One clever pizza maker decided to prove this by attaching a GoPro to the tongs that pull your hot and tasty pizza from the oven. Watch as a dizzying array of pizzas are pulled from the conveyor to be handed over to the hungry masses. Warning: Watching this video will practically guarantee you’ll want pizza for dinner tonight.

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If Peter Quill had a signature drink (albeit one that’s sans alcohol, because maybe he has to fly somewhere) it would definitely be the Star-Lord Mocktail. It’s described as being a bit sweet, thanks to the strawberry orange juice and pineapple juice, but it’s all balanced out nicely with some ginger beer. There’s also a habanero pepper added into the mix for a real extra kick!

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