A new video from SciShow shows exactly how to tell if you're a supertaster — a rare condition in which a person can taste the five main tastes (sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami) with more intensity than the average person. There's even a way to test your own tongue in the video, above.
- Supertasters were discovered after an accident in a lab in 1931
- The supertaster gene is a dominant gene, meaning only one parent needs to have it for it to be passed to the next generation
- Supertasters don't just taste more intensely than other people, they also can detect bitter tastes that others cannot