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Girl Tastes Fries When She Hears Word “Left”

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(NOTE: This article will refer to deep-fried string-cut potatoes as “French fries” even though the author knows that parts of the civilized world call them “chips.” Get over it.)

If there was ever a mysterious disease that needed a telethon, this is it. A girl in Edinburgh, Scotland, has decided to tell the world about her rare affliction which causes her to taste McDonald’s French fries when she hears the word “left.” She’s hoping to let others with the disease know that, while there’s no cure, medical experts are studying it and there are support groups to help deal with it.

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/08/girl-tastes-mcdonalds-fries-when-she-hears-the-word-left/

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That's hilarious. 

I wonder if it happens when she reads it, too. 

She should stay away from our politics section. 

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Man i think I could lose a bit of the ole spare tire if I could taste fries without the calories 

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reveals in a recent interviewthat her first experience with sound-induced taste was at age one when her parents played a recording by the electronic band Lemon Jelly and she suddenly had a strong chemical taste in her mouth. She thought nothing of it (she was 1!) and assumed everyone had the same response to Lemon Jelly.

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and in related stories at the bottom we got this " related???"  Story

Ancient civilisation drove trucks and tanks in Turkey

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ancient pre-human pre-biblical civilization drove massive vehicles in what is now Turkey some 14 million years ago.

sorry, had to put this in just in case anyone started to take this story as real.

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Ps: rashore why is this in the S&T section? It should be in the stories section, bit of an insult to science to put this here. :rolleyes:

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13 hours ago, freetoroam said:

Ps: rashore why is this in the S&T section? It should be in the stories section, bit of an insult to science to put this here. :rolleyes:

I posted it in the S&T section because lexical-gustatory synesthesia is an oddity of medical science. I realize the site the story comes from is pretty woo, but it's still a real science oddity. If you want more science direct articles instead of a fun one about the phenomena, here ya go.

LiveScience, Nov 2006: https://www.livescience.com/1141-insight-people-taste-words.html

A taste for words and sounds: a case of lexical-gustatory and sound-gustatory synesthesia, O. Colizoli, J. Murre, R. Rouw, Oct 2013: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3806228/

Lesical-gustatory synaesthesia: linguistic and conceptual factors, J. Ward, J. Simner, Nov 2002: http://www.daysyn.com/WardSimner2003.pdf

 

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