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Why Our Brains Love Junk Food

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Published on Aug 14, 2012

Hank explains the scientific reasons behind why we humans generally prefer to eat donut hamburgers to carrots.

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References
Diet & the evolution of the earliest human ancestors - http://www.pnas.org/content/97/25/135...
Australopithecus: Diet - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australo...
Did cooking make us human? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_OWu...

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DaCamponTwee
I would rather eat the carrots, but I'm a horse so that's probably a given.
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Drage dk
DaCamponTwee XD
Sophia Ablan
:D
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Ariphael
These french fries look shit, I'm going for carrot.
thegirlwarriør
Ariphael yah...
MiyuxxKankuro
People keep saying they wants carrots over fries and I'm just like... 🎶 Why the fuck you lyiin'? 🎶Why you always lyin'? 🎶 Mmmm Oh my God! 🎶Stop fuckin' lyin'!
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David Hunt
MiyuxxKankuro well I'm normal and would take the fries unlike these other creeps
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Ito Ri
"I swear this is going to be the last SciShow video of today..." finishes video "OOOOOO WHAT'S THIS???" clicks on another SciShow video There are so much videos like tf help me
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Drage dk
Brian southparkstudio haha ;)
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TheSilverSmith
I, honestly, would take the carrots. I have some uncontrollable addiction to carrots for some reason and developed a reputation as 'the man rabbit' in school...yeah. I don't know why though. I think it's because the carrots are crunchy or sweet. I'm weird...
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Pekka Paco
+TheSilverSmith You're probably too young to use YT if you say "I'm weird"..
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Winston Toskavich
"we're kings of the freaking earth"~Hank 2012
Jelena Jelisavcic Bebec
But, but... I LOVE CARROTS! And don't like fried things... :'(
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Jelena Jelisavcic Bebec
+Ali Salman What difference does it make?
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Manly Grace
I love French fries..... FUCK YOU CARROTS!!!!!
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Shih Town
+Andrei Joaca Gaming/TheGuyWhoTrolledYou can't really tell jokes when all i see is words, and i dont hear tone. sry
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Danic C.
This guy is like a scientific baby of Toby Turner and John Green.
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Aron Estabillo
I come from the future and can confirm. He did look like a lot like Toby. Maybe the hair.
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childhood obesity
no penis shaped food!!!
Chantelle'sLittleWorld
Lol You sir, are hilarious :)
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