Friday, July 11, 2008

Random Acts of Randomness - Drinking with Straws

Today, I was trying a new V8 drink and I thought it would be nasty so I drank it through a straw. Drinking stuff through a straw makes things taste better, cause you don't have so much at once because the straws are tiny and your mouth is huge.

According to Dr. Oz on Oprah - Oprah is inspiration, INSPIRATIONAL - anyway, he told people that when you're born you have about 10,000 taste buds - that taste stuff you eat! He also told everybody that middle aged people only have 3,000 taste buds.

Anyway, I had to try this V8 drink that's nasty without a straw so I told my mom, "Gimme a straw so I can avoid taste buds." And she replied, "Okay...whatever." After drinking it with a straw it was so much better that I had drank a container's worth.

If you stick the straw halfway down your throat - since it's halfway down you avoid half of the taste buds - so you could only use about 5,000 of them, if you still have 10,000 of them!

Normally your mouth is very big and the straw is only about 1/2 cm in diameter so... you avoid tons of taste buds this way. In theory, you should only be using about 1,600 taste buds!

All these old people (grandparents and other elderly stuff) will tell you, "Try it, you'll like it." But according to Dr. Oz, since these people are really old they only have about 500 taste buds - they can't tell if stuff is nasty. So... have any senile family members? Give the broccoli to them instead of the dog. They will enjoy it with there insignificant amount of taste buds... that is why old people - who look like raisins (no offense to raisins) - enjoy nasty stuff like prunes.

WOOF WOOF! LICK LICK!

3 comments:

Mikey said...

Haha this is great. I actually learned some things about taste buds I really didn't know!

Nielle said...

Am I in science class or something? That was so random...I never thought that way about staws...now everytime I use one i'll think of you!

freckles5285 said...

lmao you are so great!!!
i guess i could use a straw but if i dont like it then i just not drinking it :]
but this stuff is really good!!!