, the Brussel sprouts grown today taste better because they are genetically different. In the 1990's a Dutch research identified heirloom varieties that are less bitter and bred them to be tastier and have a higher yield. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Today I learned of Krista and Tatiana Hogan, one of the rarest forms of conjoined twins. Their brains are connected by a thalamic bridge which gives them unique neurological capabilities. They can feel and taste what the other is experiencing, can see through each other's eyes, and hear each other's thoughts. cbc.ca/cbcdocspov/feature…
The mirrored version of the sugar molecule tastes exactly the same, but isn't metabolised. It seems like the perfect sweetener, however it's too expensive to make. diabetes.co.uk/blog/2015/…
The first artifical sweetener Saccharin was discovered on accident when a chemist forgot to wash his hands after work and tasted something "unspeakably sweet" during supper. He dropped his dinner and went on to taste every beaker in his lab, which luckily for him contained nothing poisonous. todayinsci.com/F/Fahlberg…
Shirley Temple disliked her namesake drink, as she disliked the idea of cocktails for children. She also found most varieties to be "too sweet" for her tastes. She also sued companies seeking to mass produce the drink, claiming it diluted her commercial value and invaded her privacy. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
: For cats, water has an actual taste! Actually have taste receptors for water. This means that, while we may find water to be bland and boring without a little flavor added, cats actually think it’s tasty. cattime.com/cat-facts/111…
A researcher has developed a handheld "lickable screen" device that, when inserted into your mouth, can recreate all taste sensations associated with food. It relies on electrolytes inserted into 5 gels controlling the intensity of the 5 basic flavors: sour, sweet, bitter, salt and umami. techxplore.com/news/2020-…
There’s a chef that lost all of his taste due to radiation in curing his stage four cancer. He regained his taste back eventually, but slowly. Now he owns a three Michelin star restaurant in Chicago and is praised by his unique flavor combinations. npr.org/2011/08/29/139786…
The final chapter of β€œA Clockwork Orange” was omitted from the US published version in 1986, in which Alex sees the error of his ways, decides he has lost his taste for violence and resolves to turn his life around - a complete 180 from the US published ending and the Stanley Kubrick movie. wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Cloc…
There is a mushroom called β€œChicken of the Woods.” It taste like chicken to some but to others it taste like crab or lobster. mushroom-appreciation.com…
Unless food is mixed with saliva you can not taste it insh.world/science/why-ca…
Tomato juice tastes better during air travel; increased noise has been shown to suppress sweetness, and heighten umami flavor from naturally occurring MSG in tomatoes. technology.org/2018/12/31…
Cadaverine, the toxic chemical formed by dead tissue breaking down, and the source of the corpse smell, is also responsible for giving semen its taste pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…
The popular Sriracha sauce in the US (in the green-capped bottle) tastes different because they have a different supplier of chile peppers. The owner sued the original supplier for $1 million claiming he overpaid. The farmer countersued and won $23.3 million and now makes his own sriracha. latimes.com/local/lanow/l…
Lactose free milk is just regular cow's milk with added lactase, an enzyme that breaks down lactose into simple sugars. This is why lactose free milk tastes sweeter than normal milk. healthline.com/nutrition/…
Some people don't like vegetables like cabbage and broccoli due to genes that make their taste buds super sensitive to having more of a protein that interlocks with phenylthiocarbamide, causing the sensation of bitterness. A very similar compound is found in brassicas, causing a similar reaction learn.genetics.utah.edu/c…
Most flavored condoms use glycerin for the flavoring or taste. Sugar/glycerin can throw off the PH balance of a woman's vagina which drastically increases the chance for developing a yeast infection so flavored condoms are only for oral sex ripnroll.com/blogs/sexual…
Sodium laureth sulfate, an ingredient in toothpaste, makes it hard to taste sweetness, and that's why drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth tastes weird. southspringsdentalgroup.c…
The taste map of the tongue that many people learned in school is nonsense. Taste receptors for salty, sweet, bitter and sour are found all over the tongue. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
McDonalds once produced bubble-gum flavored broccoli. Unsurprisingly, the attempt to get kids to eat healthier didn’t go over well with the child testers, who were β€œconfused by the taste.” businessinsider.com/mcdon…
There are 7,500 varieties of apples and this one is called the Pink Pearl. Known to taste like raspberry and smell like grapefruit. atlasobscura.com/foods/pi…
For a limited time in 2017, Tokyo’s KitKat Chocolatory shop made three types of the chocolate bar that was sushi inspired, but didn't actually taste like raw fish. cnn.com/travel/article/su…
There is no discernible difference in the taste of white cheddar and yellow, or orange, cheddar cheese. huffpost.com/entry/orange…
Turkey eggs have a richer taste than chicken eggs and were considered a delicacy by the Navajo. They are rare today only because turkeys do not yield as many eggs and cost more to house and feed. slate.com/human-interest/…
Cats cannot taste sweet things because of a genetic deficiency. After analysing two genes responsible for sweetness detection, one was missing in cats, meaning they lack the ability to produce a protein for tasting sweetness. petful.com/food/why-cant-…
There is a fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
The reason artificial sweeteners like sucralose taste horribly bitter to some people is a direct result of their genes. Said cause their taste receptors to develop in such a way that said sweeteners can bond to both sweet and bitter receptors. Sugar can only bind to sweet. news.psu.edu/story/284556…
In 2005 a cheese company in Quebec lost $50,000 worth of cheese in lake Baie des Ha! Ha! The company placed the cheese there the year before, believing the aging process would improve the taste. cbc.ca/news/canada/quebec…
Cilantro is actually the leaves of the Coriander plant. Every part of this plant is edible. The roots of the Coriander plant have a stronger taste than the leaves. 3-21% of people say that Cilantro tastes like soap. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Cats Cannot Taste Sweets scientificamerican.com/ar…
A constant runny nose with a sweet rather than salty taste is likely to be cerebro-spinal fluid, not mucus. pgblazer.com/cerebrospina…
When a male giraffe is looking to impregnate a female, it brushes her read end with his nose to prompt urination. When she starts to pee, the male tastes the urine so he can the detect hormones that confirm whether she is ready to mate. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Pandas cannot detect umami (a savory, meat-like taste) because their umami taste receptors don't work properly. This means they can't taste meatiness, and don't show a preference for meat. Scientists believe this explains their strict bamboo diet, despite being related to other carnivores. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
If you rub a piece of garlic on your foot, you will taste it in your mouth about an hour later. mentalfloss.com/article/9…
Silphium was an extremely popular plant was used as both a spice, perfume and medicine in classical antiquity. the high demand resulted in it being harvested to extinction and thus nobody has known its taste or smell for millennia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Chickens will sometimes eat their eggs and develop a taste for them. Sometimes, this can be caused by a calcium deficiency in their diet but other times, they just develop a taste for the rich food source and have to be culled or they can teach this to the other hens. bestnestbox.com/blogs/new…
Paris holds an annual contest to find the city’s best baguette. Around 200 bakers each submit two baguettes (must be eligible) to be graded on quality, look, smell, taste, and crunch. The winner wins €4000 and a contract to supply the French president fresh baguettes every day for 1 year. bbc.com/travel/story/2019…
There are no different sections in the tongue for each taste. The receptors to taste sweet, salty, sour and bitter are actually distributed all over. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Hydrochloric acid tastes like Vinegar, Battery Acid, and Blood mixed together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyd…
There is no such thing as premium vodka, at least in the USA. Title 27, Section 5.22 of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Code says that vodka must be distilled or treated until it is, quote, "without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color." If it has any distinction, its not Vodka. npr.org/2018/03/01/590022…
The water which is shipped to the International Space Station all comes from 2 sources in Italy. One source supplies water for the USA segment of the ISS and the other source to the Russian side based on the tastes of the astronauts and the method used to purify the water on board. spacesafetymagazine.com/s…
The "air" puffing-up most potato chips bags is actually not air. It's nitrogen. Chemical reactions with regular air would hurt the taste. Also, typical snacks bags are a high-tech sandwich of polypropylene, a possible thin coating of aluminum, and polyethylene (grocery-bag plastic). npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Hitler was so paranoid that the British would poison him so he had 15 girls taste the food before he ate it himself. ""The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine", food taster Margot Woelk recalled cbc.ca/news/world/hitler-…
Sharks are called "swimming noses" because 2/3 of their brains are olfactory lobes. They can smell blood in water at 1 part per million from hundreds of meters away. But their sense of taste isn't linked to their nose and is not as developed, so often they bite once then decide not to kill. animals.howstuffworks.com…
The Leptodactylus Fallax Frogs of Montserrat are colloquially known as β€˜Mountain Chickens’, because they taste like chicken. www-staging.nationalgeogr…
In Japan there's a tea made to taste like the sweat of an anime girl vice.com/en_us/article/wn…
Today I learned that some beer companies put a plastic ball in their cans to enhance the taste en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wid…
Drinking OJ after brushing your teeth tastes bad because of a foaming ingredient in toothpaste which blocks your ability to taste sweetness, and you're left with the pure acidity and bitterness of the fruit. colgate.com/en-us/oral-he…
Today I learned that IRN-BRU, a scottish drink that "tastes like liquid bubblegum," has it's own tartan. tartanregister.gov.uk/tar…
According to the testimony of people who have eaten other people, the taste of human meat does not reflect its beef-like appearance. Serial killers and Polynesian cannibals have described human as being most akin to pork. The taste also depends on how it is prepared and what cut is sampled. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…

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