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Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s the difference between brown sugar and white sugar?” There are a lot of culinary questions out there – good news is, we’re here to answer them.

Should You Put Oil in Pasta Water?

Only if you want slimy spaghetti.

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How Do They Get the Fat Out of Nonfat Milk?

Think of your washer's spin cycle.

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Why Do You Need a Nonreactive Bowl for Some Recipes?

It's a matter of flavor and color.

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Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

It's because they're so irritating.

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Why Does Orange Juice Taste So Bad After You Brush Your Teeth?

Sodium lauryl sulfate is the culprit.

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Why Do Horseradish and Wasabi Burn Your Sinuses?

It hurts so good.

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Should You Put Hot Food in the Fridge?

We reveal the coolest way to let leftovers chill out.

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Will Eating Luna Bars Make a Guy Grow Breasts?

Nutrition bar versus training bra.

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What Is Liquid Smoke?

Tastes more substantial than it sounds.

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Will Mayonnaise Give Me Food Poisoning?

Warning! Potentially massive picnic hazard.

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How Does Plastic Wrap Cling?

It's got that special stick-to-it-ive-ness.

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How Long Can Dried Pasta Be Stored?

It doesn't get moldy, so surely it lasts forever.

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Can I Eat the Beans I Use for Pie Weights?

They smell weird.

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Why Does Nose Grease Tame Beer Foam?

Frat boy finger lore demystified.

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Are Frozen Vegetables as Nutritious as Fresh?

It just comes down to time.

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Does a Silver Spoon Stop Champagne from Going Flat?

Keep your bubbly bubbling.

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What Is Nondairy Creamer?

It makes coffee so creamy, yet it's not cream.

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What’s a Generic Product?

They're often made by big-name brands, but without the actual branding.

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What’s the Skin on Heated Milk?

That sticky film can ruin a good hot chocolate.

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How Are No-Boil Lasagna Noodles Made?

Pasta you don't have to boil is counterintuitive, but it works.

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What Makes Cheddar Cheese Sharp?

The nutty tang is so good.

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