Sunday, November 22, 2009

Not so tasty treats...

Here's an "interesting" story about campus life and the importance of education.

In a biology class, the instructor was discussing the high glucose levels found in semen. A female freshman raised her hand and asked "if I understand, you're saying there's a lot of glucose, as in sugar, in semen?"

"That's correct," responded the professor, going on to add statistical information.

Raising her hand again the girl asked, "then why doesn't it taste sweet?"

After a stunned silence the whole class burst into laughter. The poor girls face turned bright red as she realized exactly what she had inadvertently said (or rather, implied). She picked up her books without a word and walked out of the class, never to return. However, as she was going out the door, the instructors reply was classic. Totally straight-faced he answered her question, "it doesn't taste sweet because the taste buds for sweetness are on the tip of your tongue, not at the back of your throat."


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