6.20.2007

two facts about food

1. The chemical that gives brie cheese its characteristic sourness is butyric acid, aka the dominant taste/smell of human vomit.

2. Capsaicin (the acid that is the "heat" in chili peppers) utilizes the same pain pathways in humans as does the major component of tarantula venom.

have a lovely day!

6 comments:

bots! said...

You forgot to mention how butyric acid is great treatment for crotch rot. :)

helen said...

clearly the solution to crotch rot, then, is to (a) puke on yourself, or (b) smear brie all over your downthere areas.

Anonymous said...

Marcel reminds me of butyric acid.

slackmistress@gmail.com said...

(b) might convince me to go lesbian.*







*not really

Matt Carman said...

I once had this really hot pepper that made me sweat and breathe really weird and almost pass out, but it turns out it was just a grape. Whew!

RW said...

Yum!