Geneticists are shedding light on why some people can't handle their beer, or rather may eschew a noble chalice of foaming chestnut ale in favour of a less challenging sweeter beverage. The genetic basis of sensitivity to bitter compounds has a special significance in evolution - scientists hypothesise that the ability to …
Direction if possible, please
Could some kind person give me direction as to..."the Teutonic cultural sweet tooth". Being, for the most part, of Norwegian and German extraction I'm curious about a meme dealing with a Teutonic sweet tooth. I ran a quick search but only came up with... "Tannfé (tooth-gift) was the name of a gift which was given (and in Iceland is still given) to a child when it gets its first tooth." (Rydberg's Teutonic Mythology)
beer and boobies predominate my entire cultural landscape
A pedant writes:
Actually the causative agent of malaria is not an amoeba, but an Apicomplexan parasite of the genus Plasmodium.
So if the "non-tasters" can't detect the bitterness why is it called "bitter"?