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We all know that folding pizza makes it easier to get the slice into your mouth. But why exactly? An age old mathematical theorem explains the phenomenon.

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In the nerdiest Sporkful ever, I learn what listening to chocolate can tell you about it, how our brains play tricks on our tongues, and why charging more for wine can make it taste better.

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Classic SNL foods are coming to stores for real. Candy connoisseur Julie Zwillich got advance samples and reviews them for The Sporkful.

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I don't love spicy foods, but one young eater wants to win me over. He serves as my hot sauce personal trainer, whipping me into shape as we work our way from the mild stuff to sauce labelled "XXX".

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Like society, nacho consumption can get messy. With help from Thomas Farley (a.k.a. Mr. Manners), I present three rules of nacho etiquette and a technique that’ll help us all eat in harmony.

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Graham crackers splinter upon bite impact, resulting in a s'more experience I'd like to have s'less. So with help from some friends, I recreated a campfire in my lab to experiment with improvements.

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Corn on the cob gets stuck in your teeth, it's hard to season evenly and without mess, and its remains are ugly. Watch this video to learn why corn OFF the cob is better.

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Morgan Spurlock is known for his unflattering portrayals of gluttony ("Super Size Me”, “7 Deadly Sins”). But the self-described "Guinness drinking, West Virginia hillbilly" is no teetotaler.

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Famed Oklahoma meteorologist Gary England evaluates weather-themed desserts based on the severity of their namesake weather systems and helps invent a new dessert. Plus how weather affects taste.

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As conceived in this week's Sporkful (with legendary Oklahoma weatherman Gary England), the Shattuck Tornado is cherry cobbler, vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Plus Gary's secret ingredient.

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The advent of the Dairy Queen Blizzard was a seminal moment in my development as an eater and a fat kid. Years later, a vivid dream led me to compose this great (read: terrible) work of poetry.

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