3. How Does Water Taste?
Again, short answer – it’s flavorless, as it should be. But sometimes the minerals and chemicals in tap water, or coffee residue in your unwashed cup will change the flavor. Too bad the scientists disagree. There’s a theory that since we’re products of evolution, and your ancestors depended heavily on clean(ish) water, there must be some sort of a mechanism telling our bodies that the water is fine, and when we should stop drinking, which in turn means that our taste buds know the taste of water. But I’m not sold on that theory, for some reason.
4. Are There Taste Buds In Your Intestines?
Can you guess the short answer by now? Yes, we do have taste buds in our guts! But, hold on, it’s not as crappy as it sounds. Those gut buds don’t actually taste the flavors, but instead fire off a signal to our brain that you’ve just ate something, and that it’s time to process the soon-to-be fecal remains! Which means that if those taste buds are faulty – you’re going to eat more and gain weight.