With a case of the bubonic plague being contracted in Mongolia after consumption of a wild marmot, we consider whether disgust at certain foodstuffs serves a protective purpose.
We all experience disgust, but do we really think about it? In our latest podcast, we list some of the more disgusting foods we've come across while discussing why we find somethings more repugnant than others.
A few things we mentioned in this podcast:
- Boy eats marmot, dies
- Neural basis for cheese disgust
- The mystery of disgust
- The disgust test
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