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The Nose Knows: Smell-O-Vision Attachment And App For Smartphones Makes Rice Taste Like Meat

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This is the Scentee smartphone attachment and app. It's a real thing. The concept is that since scent plays a roll in the perception of taste, by smelling something delicious while you're eating something bland (i.e. rice), you can trick your body into transforming that rice into a better tasting meal. Of course, I'm not really sure why you need a smartphone for the process. Why not just huff the scent cartridge before taking a bite? What does the smartphone do? How is this different than a steak-scented air freshener? Actually, you can use an app to create scent notifications for things like emails and text messages. Is your ex calling? Have it blast a shit cloud! That said, smelling something while eating something different really does change your perception of the taste, I've done experiments before. Don't believe me? Here -- tape this piece of hamburger under your nose and eat this cereal. "This tastes like dog food." Ahahahahhahah! See? It was cat food.

Hit the jump for a video demo.

Thanks to me, for learning in college that if you microwave a frozen pizza and smell it while eating a piece of cardboard you can save the real pizza for breakfast tomorrow.

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  • qwert`

    monday off was for people with *real* jobs. Get back to posting links GW. bloggers don't count.

  • Guest

    This could also be used for evil deeds!

    Go to a vegan place and blast out meaty smells. Mwahahahahaaa!

  • Rick_McRockock

    Short ribs... buttered potato and beef... tongue. Not steak. Not roast beef... beef tongue.

  • qwert`

    tongue 's good

  • Bubbubsky

    But is it transferrable to other foods? For example, if they could trick my taste buds into thinking Brussels sprouts taste like a nice cheeseburger, I'd eat Brussels sprouts all the damn time.

  • qwert`

    you gotta cook em right. brussels sprouts are good. its probably the only food I like which lacks the capacity to feel pain or whatever the vegans are always on about.

  • Would you really? Cause I've eaten ice cream with cheeseburguer flavor, and I tell you, is not nice.

  • KLanD

    I don't get this product at all.. you're poor.. you can only afford rice, so let's fill the air of food scents you can't eat?

    I'm pretty sure that's a kind of torture.

  • David Gabel

    but if you're poor then why do you have a smartphone (and it being an expensive model -iphone- at that?)

  • qwert`

    obamaphones obviously

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Well, there are people like this http://youtu.be/_LKLZW6uKyY

    But jokes aside, that video is Japanese, and technological gadgets are cheap for them. I don't think this would really makes plain rice tastes like beef but I could see it making cheap meat tasting better. Or making vegan meat substitutes taste less like bathing sponges...

  • David Gabel

    New or used bathing sponges?

  • qwert`

    used

  • URDUNSON

    Blast of Shit Cloud ROFL hahahahahaha that mode should be officially called "Crop Dust"

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