The Daily Dish: October 14, 2015
Today on The Daily Dish: Bitter sweets make you bitter, Arizona iced tea gets some energy,and magic mushrooms provide a new type of magic.
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If you can’t get enough of hoppy beer, strong coffee, and dark chocolate, listen up: a study found that people who prefer bitter foods show antisocial personality traits. In the study, 500 participants ranked preferences for salty, sweet, sour, and bitter foods, then took personality quizzes. Those who rated bitter foods highest were more likely to show traits of psychopathy, sadism, and aggression. A second study unearthed a fourth trait connected to a love of hoppy beer and dark roasted coffee: narcissism. Together, the results suggest how much people like bitter-tasting foods and drinks is tied to how dark their personality is.
AriZona Beverages is adding natural caffeine to some of their most popular flavored beverages to create a new line of energy drinks. The new energy drink flavors are Arnold Palmer, Watermelon, Mucho Mango, and Fruit Punch.
Scientists in Hawaii have discovered a bright orange mushroom with powers that put hallucinations to shame. It supposedly makes women climax just by smelling it. The world is full of rumored aphrodisiacs, but this rare mushroom that only grows in Hawaii is supposedly the real deal. It grows on lava flows between 600 and 1,000 years old. The scientists said half of the female volunteers experienced spontaneous orgasms upon smelling the mushroom. Male subjects said the mushroom smelled disgusting and noticed no other effects.
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