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Tom Yang is a food technologist for the US Army. His M&M’s will only start to melt at 140° F.


Tom is a karaoke maniac who unleashes his wild side and makes the ladies cry.

Appetite for Music

Tom Yang really and truly takes off his lab coat... and sings like an angel in a Hawaiian shirt.

30 Second Science with Tom Yang

Tom Yang’s “30 Second Science” involves making food with a three-year shelf life taste like “Mom-Cooked Food” instead of a “sticky mess.”

10 Questions for Tom Yang

In his “10 Questions” video, Tom Yang shows off his ample vocal range by belting out an F-flat that will make your M&M’s melt.

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About Tom Yang

Tom Yang is a food technologist for the US Army’s Food Processing, Engineering and Technology Team. In his off-hours, Tom makes like his idols, Elvis Presley and Mick Jagger, and sings his heart out karaoke-style.

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