What If You Lost Your Sense Of Taste?

What would eating be like if you lost your sense of taste? Hint: your pantry would be full of spices. Watch the following video to hear from a man who had a bad cold, then mysteriously lost his ability to taste. He compares the sensation to chewing on gum once it has lost its flavor. Doesn't sound very enjoyable, now does it?

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Why Does Cilantro Taste Like Soap?

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Approximately 4 to 14% of people hate the taste of cilantro. 00:14

  2. One study found that people who think cilantro tastes soapy share similarities in smell receptor genes. 01:08

  3. Genes that affect taste of bitterness may play a role in whether or not cilantro tastes soapy to you. 02:01

Written by Curiosity Staff March 22, 2017