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Do transparent beer bottles allow UV rays oxidise the beer faster?

Current evidence: Skunky-smelling compounds (3-methylbut-2-ene-1-thiol) are formed in beer due to sunlight breaking down alpha acids in hops (flavoring and stability agent in beer) that react with ...
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Do sandwiches taste better when someone else makes them?

No, studies have not shown that, as far as I can tell. There is, however, a grain of truth in this claim. The missing study is here and it does not confirm the claim, nor it addresses the claim: ...
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Does the tongue have different taste zones?

Linda Bartoshuk’s The Biological Basis of Food Perception and Acceptance (Food Quality and Preference 4, 21–32, 1993) gives a detailed historical account of the tongue map that is mostly accessible to ...
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Does water bring out the flavor and aroma in scotch?

The phenomenon is real, but the first explanation is wrong. For an account of what happens, help yourself to a very good answer at the Seasoned Advice StackExchange. Basically, there are various ...
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Does Coca Cola taste different in glass bottles?

Glass bottled coke sometimes has cane sugar instead of corn syrup I think we can trust Wikipedia for this Mexican Coke is bottled in a thick 355 mL or ...
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Is changing what foods you like a result of changing taste buds?

The question is a bit vague and depending on interpretation either fairly trivial or very likely not answerable with current knowledge. Is a change in taste buds a possible cause of change in taste? ...
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