Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tuesday Trivia

Did You KnowI recently read something interesting in the Parade Magazine. There is a column called AskMarilyn. According to Parade Magazine, Marilyn is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records Hall of Fame for "Higest IQ". Pretty impressive!

People write to her with various and sometimes unusual questions. A few weeks ago someone asked why food tastes a little different when eaten with the opposite hand than the one usually used.

This was her answer:
Taste receptors are arrayed symmetrically, with certain areas sensitive to sweet and salty flavors while others are tuned to sour and bitter flavors. When you use your favored hand to place food inside your mouth-especially with a utensil such as a fork or spoon- you do it the same way again and again. But if you use your other hand, the food arrives from an unfamiliar angle and traverses a somewhat different path of taste buds. The change is unimportant but noticeable.

Of course I had to try it myself and Yup it is true. I usually eat with my right hand and when I tried eating cereal with my left hand, the cereal tasted a little saltier. Pretty cool.

Give it a try and let me know if you notice a difference!

1 comment:

wheresmymind said...

I'd buy it...not a genius question though ;)