sexta-feira, outubro 15, 2010

Eis uma dúvida que me atormentava à muito

Why Airline Food Sucks:


Finally, so-called "scientists" have gotten their act together, and figured out something important: Why it is that airline food is so terrible and bland. Weirdly enough, it's your fault.

Well, sort of. As it turns out, the thing that makes airline food so tasteless is the noise on an airplane, which apparently limits your ability to taste sweetness and saltiness. (This is also why food tastes bland when you are eating it next to an explosion, or a person yelling in your ear.)

Researchers had a group of participants eat foods with either silence or loud white noise on headphones, and then rate the food's sweetness, saltiness, and crunchiness. Food eaten while noise was played on the headphones was consistently rated less sweet and salty—though, oddly, it tended to be rated more crunchy.

So, there you have it: Airline food tends to taste bland because airplanes are so goddamn loud. Because of this, airlines season the hell out of it. (Apparently, NASA also gives its astronauts strong-tasting foods, like those dehydrated ice cream bars, I guess.) Maybe, instead, they should turn off the engines for, like, 20 minutes or so while everyone is having their lunch.

(Via Gawker)

Eu sempre pensei que a comida nos aviões era má porque as companhias não estavam dispostas a dar comida razoável aos passageiros da classe turística. (Nunca viajei em executiva ou primeira).

Admito que a hipótese da comida ser mais saudável e genérica (como a dos hospitais), também me tinha passado pela cabeça.

Com esta notícia, a ideia de alguma vez comer boa comida em executiva, ou primeira, ou, sonho utópico, em avião particular, é capaz de ter sofrido um forte abalo...

1 comentário:

clara disse...

hmmmm... nao acredito nisso do barulho...

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