Idi Amin, dictator and commonly known as the "Butcher of Uganda", reportedly boasted that he kept the decapitated heads of political enemies in his freezer, although he said that human flesh was generally "too salty" for his taste. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi…
There are 2 versions of Girl Scout Cookies. They employ 2 different bakers for their cookies, ABC Bakers & Little Brownie Bakers (the cookies they make look differently, taste differently &, in some cases, even have different names). Where you live determines which type of cookie you will get! wideopeneats.com/girl-sco…
DMSO, an organic solvent, has the unusual property that you can "Taste" it by touching it - actually, it directly triggers the nerves that normally react to taste. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
The bad taste that microbes produce in rotting fruit often serves to keep the fruit to themselves, deterring larger animals (like humans) from competition. postandcourier.com/featur…
, 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/…
Cats only have a few hundred taste buds, compared to 9000+ for humans. They are unable to taste anything sweet. They dislike anything bitter like lemons or coffee, interpreting it as something dangerous. purina.co.uk/cats/key-lif…
Howard Stern mocked Selena's murder and burial, poked fun at her mourners, criticized her music and said that Spanish people had the worse taste in music. Stern then played Selena's songs with gunshots in the background on his show. wikipedia.org/wiki/Selena
The life cycle of our taste buds is generally less than 2 weeks, then they are replaced by new ones. This is a process called neurogenesis. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Lions don't eat hyenas after killing them. Some biologists believe that lions do not like the taste of hyena meat while some say it is because hyenas aren’t a nutritious diet for them. animalhype.com/mammals/do…
We have taste buds not only on our tongues, but on our lips, our cheeks, the roof of our mouth, and the back of our mouth. That's why it can affect the taste of food when the roof of your mouth gets burned. huffpost.com/entry/mouth-…
Each avocado seed is genetically unique, and only gives you a 1/10,000 change of producing fruit that tastes good. youtu.be/yWAR_DotvZs
Testicles contain taste receptors! medicinenet.com/script/ma…
Today I learned about Synesthesia, a phenomenon where stimulation one sensory organ stimulates another sensory organ. Some people can "hear" colors when listening to music, while another person can taste waffles when a specific word is said out loud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syn…
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…
In India, about 1,500 varieties of mangos are grown including 1,000 commercial varieties. Each of the main varieties of mango has an unique taste and flavor. nhb.gov.in/report_files/m…
The artificial sweetener Splenda was discovered accidentally when a lab assistant was asked to β€œtest” a new compound of sucrose and chlorine, and misheard the request it as β€œtaste”. He discovered that it had a sweet taste and it was then developed as a sugar substitute saveur.com/artificial-swe…
Eggos used to be called β€œFroffles” (frozen waffles) but customers would refer to them as Eggos because of the eggy taste. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Some people hear colours and see letters and numbers as unique colours due to a condition called "Synaesthesia:". Essentially, cognitive/sensory pathways connect to involuntary experiences in secondary sensory or cognitive pathways regarding hearing, taste, smell, letters and numbers etc. bbc.com/news/topics/c50n5…
According to research, temporary, strong emotions, like sadness we experience from a weepy movie, can significantly decrease our ability to taste or perceive the amount of fat we're eating. People who are mildly depressed and who have elevated body weight may have lower sensitivity to fat. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
You lose up to 30 percent of your taste buds during flight bbc.com/future/article/20…
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…
The way food is served alters the perception of its flavor. It is likely that a pecan pie taste sweeter if you ate it off of a white plate as opposed to a black one, and if it were presented as a circular piece instead of a triangular one. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
Artichokes contain a compound cynarine which makes other foods you pair it with taste sweeter. Apparently, this is the bane of sommeliers. thekitchn.com/food-scienc…
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…
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/…
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…
Alfred Hitchcock was afraid of Eggs. He also found egg yolk more revolting than blood because of its yellow color. It affected him so much that he avoided eating eggs so he would never have to taste it. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
Sagittarius B2, a giant space dust cloud, tastes like raspberries and rum, with a hint of cyanide. piecubed.co.uk/a-cloud-th…
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…
Milk with a fishy smell and taste has not gone bad, but was instead produced by a mutant cow. Cows with a single genetic mutation (R238STOP in the FMO3 gene) are unable to process nitrogenous compounds, which is then passed into the milk. This occurs in ~2.25% of cows of a certain breed. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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…
Farmers put citrus fruit in ethylene gas chambers to make the skins turn orange, even though it doesn't improve the taste. seasonal.substack.com/p/m…
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-…
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…
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…
: 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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
Unless food is mixed with saliva you can not taste it insh.world/science/why-ca…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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 no discernible difference in the taste of white cheddar and yellow, or orange, cheddar cheese. huffpost.com/entry/orange…
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…
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…

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