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The Strangler: The chemistry behind the Game of Thrones poison (video)

IMAGE: Game of Thrones gave us a shock with the Purple Wedding and now everyone is asking: "Who poisoned King Joffrey? " While the search for the killer continues, the American Chemical...

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WASHINGTON, April 28, 2014 Game of Thrones gave us a shock with the Purple Wedding and now everyone is asking: "Who poisoned King Joffrey?" While the search for the killer continues, the American Chemical Society's latest Reactions video focuses on what killed the hated king. The video is available at http://youtu.be/6UNEpRXcxM4

Chemist Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., of Doane College helps us narrow down the suspects in her charismatic style, blending pop culture and chemistry. "Sometimes science gets a bad rap. People think it's dry or super serious," Burks says. "Pop culture is really a good medium to talk about science in a way that anyone and everyone can participate."

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