Why Do Onions Make Us Cry? - Instant Egghead #62

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Anyone that's chopped into an onion is familiar with the noxious fumes and irritating pain induced by an otherwise delicious vegetable. Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr explains how this bulbous member of the allium genus can bring us to tears.


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Written & presented by Ferris Jabr
Edited by Kathryn Free
Produced by Eric R. Olson

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