The Aroma of Bacon: Why it Draws You in

May 29, 2014 3:27 PM

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The Aroma of Bacon: Why it Draws You in

Bacon: America's favorite breakfast food. The sound and smell of fresh bacon sizzling in a pan is famous for getting even the laziest of weekenders out of bed. But why is this? What makes the smell of bacon even better than sleep?

To answer this question, experts from the American Chemical Society (ACS) collaborated with the chemistry blog Compound Interest to scientifically break down the aroma of frying bacon.

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