Life's Little Mysteries

Life's Little Mysteries

The Science Podcast From Live Science The world can be a pretty mysterious place and we at Live Science love to ask and answer questions about mysteries big and small: about ancient civilizations, our planet and our solar system, the plants and animals that live alongside us, our bodies and how they work, and the technologies that we use every day. Join us on this exciting voyage of discovery and downright weirdness as we solve… Life’s Little Mysteries.... Show More
February 24, 2020 51 min
Is it safe to drink blood? (https://www.livescience.com/15899-drinking-blood-safe.html) What would happen if you ate an entire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chili Pepper (https://www.livescience.com/34187-trinidad-moruga-scorpion-chili-pepper.html) ? And why do delicious french fries taste so bad when they’re cold? All these food and drink related questions (and a whole lot more) are answered by our intrepid science reporters, Jeanna and Mindy.   Below you can find links to further reading on the topics discussed in this episode.   Mystery #1: Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They're Cold? (https://www.livescience.com/56355-cold-french-fries-taste.html)   Interview with Denise Tieman of the Plant Innovation Center at University of Florida in Gainesville, discusses her research aimed at creating a more flavorful tomato.    Mystery #2: What If You Eat an Entire Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chili Pepper? (https://www.livescience.com/34187-trinidad-moruga-scorpion-chili-pepper.html) Chili peppers have their very own rating scale: the Scoville scale, which indicates amount of capsaicin is present..and how hot they are!  A Ghost pepper is among hottest and has 1 million Scoville units! Guest editor report with Live Science senior writer, Rachel Rettner: How a Piece of Popcorn Stuck in a Man's Teeth Led to Open-Heart Surgery (https://www.livescience.com/popcorn-teeth-heart-infection.html)   Mystery #3: Is It Safe to Drink Blood? (https://www.livescience.com/15899-drinking-blood-safe.html) Blood drinking or eating congealed blood, usually combined with meat, is common in cultures around the world  Drinking cattle blood is part of the traditional Maasai diet in Kenya and Tanzania   Don’t forget to subscribe! You can find more answers to life’s little mysteries at the Live Science website (https://www.livescience.com/) and you can follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/LiveScience) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/livescience/) too. Tell us what your life’s little mysteries are at forums.livescience.com (https://forums.livescience.com/) .   Music by Chad Crouch - Algorithms Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)
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