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Why Do Some People Tolerate Spicy Food Better Than Others?

We all know someone who can't get enough red pepper on their pizza, hot sauce on their tacos, and heat in their curry. Likewise, you probably can name a friend who can't stand any of those things. What makes some people seek out spice and some people avoid it at all costs? According to the video below, it comes down to a bit of genetics and a bit of psychology.

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