WTF Fun Fact – Allicin

If you rub fresh garlic on the soles of your feet, about an hour later you can actually taste the garlic. This is because the molecule that causes garlic’s smell, allicin, is small enough to penetrate the skin and blood vessels, where it goes all the way up to your mouth and nose. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Can You Taste Garlic… With Your FEET!? (Weird Food Tricks #2) | Reactions Science Videos – American Chemical Society (

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