Funny Food-Related Scientific Papers at NCBI ROFL


But..what does it smell like? Photograph from Leslie Duss on Flickr

Reaffirm your belief in science by reading NCBI ROFL, a blog dedicated to rounding up funny-sounding, but serious papers from the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Some food-related examples: using a human taste panel to optimize the "sensory characteristics and acceptance of canned cat food"; reviewing the odor of fresh squeezed orange juice; finding out whether pizza causes cancer; and testing the spermicidal potency of cola drinks. [via Metafilter]