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Does Food Change Flavor In Space?

Hits: 7779 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Science | Added by: littlemissqt
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IRockYeah
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2381 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 10:27:17 AM
Well he didn't really tell us how it changed taste, more of how he can eat sh*t in space.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 8:55:40 AM

@ syke - sex is definitely different.
For one thing she can't claim you're too heavy.
But you gotta be careful, there are some things
you do not want floating around the compartment.

syke22
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 1090 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 7:35:37 AM
Everyone's thinking it. Is sex different in space?

Corydoras87
Male, 18-29, Europe
 638 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 4:54:12 AM
thats also why people on airplanes drink tomato juice.. the only place where the taste is bearable

oobaka
Male, 40-49, Canada
 380 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 2:15:49 AM
Technically food doesn't change flavor. Our ability to taste is what changes.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:59:31 PM

Whitemn
Male, 18-29, Western US
 126 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 7:55:15 PM
Hadfield*

Whitemn
Male, 18-29, Western US
 126 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 7:53:40 PM
In earlier video's Hanfield has said that your blood circulates like here on earth. The lack of gravity doesn't allow the blood to flow down from your head causing the sinus's to fill up. Here's the link to that video. Watched the series, its a good set of videos, worth the watch even if you don't care to go into space.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 7:47:46 PM
I wouldn't want to feel stuffed up for months!

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5657 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 7:16:03 PM
Gerry: You looked that up, dincha?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 6:05:37 PM

@ GOTOGuy - much of your "taste" is really done in your sinus. In weightlessness the snot is just floating around in there making you feel stuffed up. As he said it's like eating with a head cold, and when you have a cold things taste bland.

G0T0Guy
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 174 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 5:13:35 PM
Maybe food particles don't settle on the tongue as much without gravity to hold them there. So the taste buds don't get as much to sense.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1578 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 4:33:15 PM
I wonder why that is. Do the particles of smell contributing to taste diffuse slowly in a no gravity environment?

inversegrav
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 761 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 4:24:57 PM
Gerry, he is totally wrong for you.
Just look at him. His whole head is just up there in outer space. You need someone more down to earth.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:33:29 PM

He was so cute when he was young. I had a bit of a crush on him back in the day.


littlemissqt
Female, 18-29, Western US
 123 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:29:17 PM
Link: Does Food Change Flavor In Space? [Rate Link] - Astronaut Chris Hadfield tells you how taste actually changes in space. SCIENCE!


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