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Scientists in Leeds, England, have figured out why french fries (known as "chips" there) smell so good:

"They have found that the appeal of their smell could actually be down to the range of different aromas chips contain.

Nine aromas, including butterscotch, cocoa, onion, cheese, and even ironing boards, all combine to help make chips one of Britain's iconic dishes, it is said."

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