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Why Do Spicy Foods Make Your Nose Run?

Hot sauces, curries, wasabi peas and other spicy treats turn you into a snot faucet. Why is that? Capsaicin is the chemical found concentrated in the placental tissue of chile peppers and allyl isothiocyanate is an oil contained in plants like mustard and radishes (including horseradish). Plants use both of these chemicals as biological weapons against [...]

The Late Movies: Indie Comedy

I keep coming across comedy videos that I classify as “too weird for a single blog post.” I think they’re funny, but are they enough for one post? Probably not. Then I had a bright idea — on the eve of Thanksgiving, why not dump a whole bunch of weird comedy in your laps? Enjoy. [...]