An astonishing amount of research has gone into the question of whether asparagus really makes your urine smell funny. Sci Show explains it all inside!
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Yesterday was my first time eating asparagus and my pee smell was awful..I googled foul urine odor and asparagus popped up .I didn’t know things like this happen...Good to know I thought something was wrong with me😅
I don't know if I'm a non-smeller or a non-excreeter, or both. I have never tried smelling anyone else's urine. My mom says hers never smelled different.
Cilantro tastes odd to some people, including me. Some hate it and some are ok with it. It is genetic thing where you have an olfactory ability to smell a chemical in cilantro, which also exists in soaps. It makes cilantro taste like soap to them. I researched it. If it is crushed the smell disipates. There is a cilantro and lime pesto you can make and I'm gonna try it soon.
I wonder if the cilantro and asparagus differences tend to appear together in some people.
I wonder if any of these geniuses have looked into if i matters are not how it is prepared, because everyone's body is different. I can eat a sliced tomato just fine for instance with no problems, but fry it and give it to me in a Fajita meal and it acts up my acid reflex as the composition has changed. There is more work they need to do, they have solved little.
And I guess, I've never really checked this anywhere but it stands to reason, that skunks can't smell the... Well, the horrifyingly bad parts of their spray.
Which is interesting since they basically have that method of defense because so many other animals are SUPER sensitive to those exact compounds, mostly since they are normally given off by really, REALLY rotten food, which we are sort of hardwired to avoid.
So if skunks can't smell rotten meat and/or eggs, does that mean they're perfectly fine with eating it too?
New topic of study: The immune system of skunks!
question should be, did everyone in the test have the same diet? Maybe Asparagus+ raw veggie diet= no smell.. or asparagus with pork vs. beef vs. 2000 other foods might have an impact. Idk, waste of tax money at any rate. Who sniffs their piss enough for it to be a huge factor
+fuzzeek78 Good point about the combinations of food, but I would imagine they would have asked for a fasting period before the tests were performed. And it isn't necessarily a waste of tax money, as it is likely the funding came from other sources. Even it were tax money, the benefit isn't in saving the noses of people who smell asparagus urine. It comes in the fact that it led to a better understanding of the genetic cause of the difference. It might be a small piece of the puzzle, but it still increases our overall understanding.
Yes, asparagus actually makes my urine smell good to me. In fact, I would eat it to produce that effect even if I didn't like asparagus so much. I happened to be in the bathroom when my hubby went after eating it, and his smelled good, too, though he himself dislikes the smell. I didn't see any other comments from those who like the smell, but I know I'm not alone. Am I? :/
I honestly have no idea if I am a producer or smeller. I know for a fact my mother talked about this once (because geek family, yay) and she most definitely is a person who can smell it and produce it. She also confirmed that my father doesn't produce the smell and he also cannot smell it.
I find this fascinating, since my parents both seem to be the polar opposites in this gene mutation, perhaps I cannot smell it but do produce it. I will have to find out at some point. Unfortunately for me, I actually dislike asparagus so I never eat it.
So to conduct the experiment...I'd have to confront eating something I don't like the taste of. :( ...... FOR SCIENCE!
Was it really necessary to show a politically questionable map of Israel? Without spinning off into the point, he could have said "Israel", or even better, just the name of the specific institution, without opening up the can of worms inherent in choosing a map of the area?
This may have already been asked here but I'll ask anyways, has anyone ever had instances where their urine smells like coffee after drinking a lot of it throughout the day?
I mean, sometimes when I take a piss, it is as if I'm brewing fresh coffee lol
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Wait a second... so people that cannot smell asparagus pee have a 'mutated' gene related to one of their scent receptors... so does that scent receptor pick up something different? Can they smell something which 'smellers' can not?
I'm a non-excreter and a non-smeller. For a long time when I was a kid I had no idea what people were talking about when someone said they had asparagus pee. But I just brushed it off until this video.
I both excrete the asparagus compounds and can smell them.
However, I also am allergic to the damn stuff to the extent that I will vomit if I eat more than a single spear.
Needless to say, I avoid asparagus.
Monocot doesn't mean one leaf, it means one cotyledon. A cotyledon is a mass of tissue that holds nutrients for the developing plant (like an egg sack for a baby bird), not an organ that supplies the plant with nutrients by photosynthesis. Nitpicky, but an important difference (making the mistake in biology class means losing points).
Hm about the question where the compounds go I have two hypotheses:
1. The asparagusic acid simply isn't broken down in the body of non-excretors. (I haven't found any information on the smell of asparagusic acid itself, so I don't know about that one)
2. Non-excretors are able to break down the smelly compounds even further into odourless compounds.
please shorten these videos and be briefly, more precised and you'll have a shitload of viewers more than you already have. You're great and interesting, but you lack direction, go straight to the point.
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