Objectively, coffee kinda sucks. It's acrid, expensive, and occasionally burns the bejesus out of people... so why are we all so addicted? Buzzfeed, a site famous for nestling a list ranking the fluffiness of puppies next to a think-piece on gender, put together this fascinating explanation of why we're all so addicted to the brown stuff.
The video offers some refreshingly simple answers, explaining how our bodies are essentially bypassing our own indicators that we're drinking poison to get that sweet, sweet caffeine. Neat!
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Just goes to show you that any taste can be acquired when caffeine is involved.
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and drinks no less than 3,000 cups of coffee a day.