The Biochemistry Of Crazy Soccer Fans [Video]

Soccer fanatics at the World Cup will go down swinging for their respective team. A new scientific mini-documentary explores why that is. (Hint: It's kind of like war.)

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The World Cup has drawn more than rabid soccer fans to Brazil. A team of filmmakers are on the ground in Rio de Janeiro documenting the science behind the games, including an exoskeletal kick-off, the genetics of competition, and even the biochemistry of diehard spectators.

Imagine Science Films’ new series, “Field Work: World Cup,” puts these and other cinematic explorations on display. Each of the six short films in the series will debut here on PopSci.com in the coming weeks.

To start things off, we present Amor. Here’s how Imagine Science Films describes the flick:

Watch the mini-documentary below.

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This article was created in partnership with Imagine Science Films. Watch all of the Field Work videos here.