5. A Berry That Deceives Your Taste Buds
Imagine tasting vinegar. Now imagine that vinegar tastes like the sweetest spoon of sugar, you’ve ever tasted. To get from EWW to WOW, all you need is this small red berry from West Africa. The name of this miracle (no joke) fruit is Synsepalum dulcificum. Basically, this bland-tasting berry somehow switches sour and sweet flavors for you, so with this baby you can chug fresh lemon juice like it’s regular water!
6. People Who Taste Words
Synesthesia is a rare neurological phenomenon that basically rewires your sense. It is a perceptual phenomenon in which the stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second pathway. (Enough science!) So you can hear colors, see music, and, apparently, taste words, which is the rarest of them all. Funny thing is, when the synesthets (people with synesthesia) were given new words, they could recall their unique “flavor” months after the fact, but the words like sugar, or lemon actually tasted as those things. It’s freaking mind-blowing how complicated our brains are.