I had to get up early this morning but it was made totally okay by the topic of my morning podcast…TASTE.

So, I have a love affair with Josh and Chuck of the Stuff You Should Know podcast and listening has become my commute routine (along with stuff you missed in history class). I have become very good at jeopardy and trivial pursuit because of this habit.

This morning’s podcast was SO interesting it woke me right up and started my day off right. It was like coffee for you normal tasters!!

Super tasting was even mentioned several times. I learned so many things that I didn’t know, I can’t even recount them all here. But if you have any interest in how taste/flavor, etc work, I highly recommend listening to this 35 minutes of awesomeness.

A few things that resonated with me:

1.  You can taste carbon dioxide. Blech! I hate carbonated beverages. Validation!

2. Your gut can taste and trigger vomiting and tummy aches. I get really bad stomach aches after eating lots of greens…especially after drinking green juice. In fact, I’ve had a few not stay down.

3. The gene that determines how/if you taste bitter is so prominent that for a time it was used in paternity tests.

Yes, my friends. So much cool information. And as my buddies always say at the end of their podcasts, you can go HERE and type taste in the ‘handy search bar’ and…

Your search for “taste” returned 1,653 articles.

The first page alone…(must.do.work).

Okay, so now I’m off to write Josh and Chuck my first fan email. I feel like a school girl with a poster of JTT in her locker. (Throwback!)

OMG! They are so cute and smart…!!!


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