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This is only partly correct. You can distinguish many kinds of flavors, but to assist
you in this you recruit your nose. Flavor is a mixture of tastes, odors, and textures.
With taste alone you are pretty much restricted to sweet, salt, sour, and bitter.
Now expel your breath— not in the direction of the fly! You will have observed
that only when the drop of sugar reached the tip did the fly extend its proboscis.
And were you to mix a bit of salt with the drop you would discover that the same
This child would consume fistfuls of salt; one of the first words he learned to
speak was "salt"; the most cherished object in the house was the salt shaker. This
unnatural diet so alarmed his parents that they brought him to a hospital for ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Arseny - LibraryThing
Great book, and it reads surprisingly well. The only sign of age really is the use of pronouns (the scientist is always "he", even despite the fact that female science students are mentioned several ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - juglicerr - LibraryThing
I thought that this book was hysterical. It is not the book for people wanted all the scientific facts about flies, although it does have some interesting tidbits along the way. Instead, it cheerfully ... Read full review