Posted by Dr. Science on 12/22/2014 in Question
Why does the water in the bathroom taste different than the water in the kitchen?
———- from Jason Faye of Regina, Canada
By a certain age, most of us have learned not to drink from the toilet. Some of us, usually potential scientists, dare to violate social norms in order to expand the sphere of human knowledge. You seem to be one of those people. Toilet and tub water both usually contain contaminants, but even if they don’t, part of the culinary experience is affected by setting. For a true comparison, try drinking from the toilet in candlelight, with Mantovani or John Tesch on in the background. And be sure to let me know how you’re doing. Dr. Science cares.