We've all heard the phrase "you learn something new everyday." Well, here's
today's lesson: Think before you speak!!
This actually happened
at Harvard University in October last year. In biology class, the professor
was discussing the high glucose levels found in semen. A female
freshman raised her hand and asked, "If I understand you, you're saying
there is a lot of glucose, as in sugar, in semen?" "That's correct,"
responded the professor, going on to add statistical info. Raising her hand
again, the girl asked, "Then why doesn't it taste sweet?" After a stunned
silence, the class burst out laughing, the poor girl's face turned bright
red, and as she realized exactly what she had inadvertently said (or rather
implied), she picked up her books without a word and walked out of class,
never to return. However as she was going out the door, them Prof's 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 and not the back of your throat."