The Gold Standard: In NPR's survey, most readers chose Sean Connery (above, in Goldfinger), as the best James Bond. Daniel Craig placed second in our survey. The Kobal Collection hide caption

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One martini; shaken, not stirred. Karen Castillo Farfan/NPR hide caption

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The Salt

Shake It Up, Baby: Are Martinis Made The Bond Way Better?

In honor of secret agent James Bond, we investigate the scientific differences between a shaken and a stirred martini.

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Sean Connery relaxes on the bumper of his Aston Martin DB5 during the filming of location scenes for Goldfinger in the Swiss Alps in 1964. United Artists and Danjaq, LLC hide caption

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Siblings Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have been working on James Bond films since the 1970s. They are the producers of the latest installment, Skyfall. Stuart Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Daniel Craig plays James Bond in Skyfall, the 23rd film in the Bond franchise. Cast your vote this week on which actor was the best at being Bond. Sony Pictures/Photofest hide caption

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