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anonymous
 4 years ago
how come when your nose is plugged, you cant taste anything?
anonymous
 4 years ago
how come when your nose is plugged, you cant taste anything?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i pretty sure u can bt i dont really know

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i never thought about it

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0cuz im sick and my nose is plugged and i cant taste anything....

Frostbite
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It is all about receptors :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its horrible..i couldnt taste my mac and cheese...:(

Frostbite
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well you should still be able to taste becuase there are receptors on your tung, that also play a role, just like reaper said. However the.. well... biochemical signaling... depends on many pathways, so if one fail, a whole other result may be the outcome. For an example, when you smell a strawbery it affect more than 100 diffrent receptores... and that combo only (along with your tast receptores on your tounge) make that particular smell and taste for strawberies :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hey lolly blow ur nose

Frostbite
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you are intrested in the biochemical reason for things like this I suggest you read the following: Axel, R. 1995. The molecular logic of smell. Scientific American. October. 130137

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or eat a halls tht works for me

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0reaper..you dont think i already tried that?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ooh ima get some halls..brb!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0LOLLY! I STUCK UR HALL IN UR NIKIE!! member??

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i think its still there:)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hahah yup i found it..:)

Frostbite
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You could eat some zinc.... it have a good effect on the sense of taste

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I CANT TASTE THE HALLS!!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0awww..... its no hope!!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow.. u must be REALLY plugged..:/

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh wait...its kinda workin...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0blow ur nose like u never blown b 4

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hahaha but it huuuuurts!!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but dont honk!! it makes it wooorse!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so wat if it hurt blow woman

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0jst like my shirt says GET SOMEEEE

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0get some what? tissues?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0u dont get it did u see my shirt

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im literaly holding it up for u

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0u want me to use ur shirt? hmmm im good..lol

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i jst remember i had a stuffed nose and my grandma alway watches dr oz idk y and she told me go and turn on the hot water only in the shower and close the door and sit there in the steam and try to breath through ur nos and keep blowing it

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dont give me attitude

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have a pep talk in every drop..lol this one was "Elicit a few 'wows' today." aaand my dad would tell me to just man up..:( im not gonna be able to do that...:( but its a good idea:)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah some how dr oz is a great dr

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0haha well hes a DR sooo...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0bt still it works 4 me so y not u

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it would prob work... but for now the cough drop is doin fine..

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dont wory yes it hot bt it wont make a fire :D

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my parents want me to cut it

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0really? hmm.. u should keep it:)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A plugged nose doesn't really affect taste. Your taste buds still work as well as they did before you plugged your nose. The sense of smell in intimately connected with that of taste. We're used to smelling so many things before we put them in our mouths to eat them that we do it unconsciously (connect smell and taste, that is). We grow up with both of them working together and never know the difference until we think about it or do some experiments. They are just working together like they were designed to do and we just roll with it. There is quite a bit of research that has been published on the subject. This writer recalls seeing some experiments where subjects swore that something tasted like a banana when it had no taste at all and only smelled like the longish yellow fruit we are so familiar with. Smell and taste are two independent senses, but we are so used to using them simultaneously that it takes practice to "split" the two off and evaluate the smell of something in a separate activity to an act of tasting that thing. (There are people who work in labs whose job it is to evaluate things only by smell and then separately only by taste. Takes some skillz to do that kind of work. And lots and lots of practice.)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0one time they paid me to cut my hair

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0my hair and my nails dont grow very fast..:/

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0bt i payed for the cut hahahaha

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hahaha well thats not much of a win..:P

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i payed by grandma 5 to cut it and mabe 7
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