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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Delicious Food Make Your Mouth Water?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Delicious Food Make Your Mouth Water?

Imagine: you’ve just removed a luscious bundt cake out of the oven & placed it on a cooling rack. Slowly but surely, your kitchen fills with the distinctive, diet-smashing aroma of baked vanilla, and your mouth fills with watery saliva. Why does that happen? Why do our mouths water at the sight/thought of, well, “mouth-watering”…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How Does Food Go “Down The Wrong Pipe”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: How Does Food Go “Down The Wrong Pipe”?

Most folks aren’t very well-versed on human anatomy, which is why many of us call biceps “guns”, elbows “funny bones”, and heads “noggins”. So, when throat irritation & coughing spring up after you swallow something in a weird way, you might say that the food “went down the wrong pipe.” But what’s actually going on…Read More