This is mainly because when we make food for ourselves, we get desensitized to the smell, and a large part of tasting is actually smelling.
So when you make food for yourself, when you eat it, it's similar to tasting without smelling.
When someone else does the cooking for you, and ideally when you're in another room, where you can't smell it, the result is different.
When you walk in to have your food, you get to smell and taste it at the same time, so it tastes better to you. The same principle applies to eating leftovers.
Have you ever heard someone say that a certain food, tastes better the next day? It's the same idea.
Typically, leftovers are preserved in the refrigerator, so they don't give off much of an aroma until heated. So there's actually a scientific explanation behind why your pizza tastes better the next day!
Des Moines is a city in Iowa. Its name allegedly comes from a French derivation of "Moingoana," an Indian tribe that once lived along the banks of what is now the Des Moines River.
But it turns out that part's not actually true. The name was actually a joke offered to the French explorers Marquette and Jolliet in 1673.
Based on the work of several linguists, "Moingoana" comes from the word "mooyiinkweena," which means "the poop faces."
It's thought that the name was actually given by the people of the Peoria village near the mouth of the Des Moines River.
When they were asked about neighboring villages by Marquette, the Peoria chief gave him "the poop faces" to throw him off.
What's funny is Marquette was fluent in the language. He just didn't pick up any mischief behind it.
Cap'n Crunch used to include a prize whistle that unintentionally allowed people bypass international calling fees.
If you’re old enough, maybe you’ll remember this one yourself. Back in the early seventies, Cap’n Crunch came with a cleverly named “Cap’n Crunch Whistle” as a prize inside. The sound the whistle makes (which you can hear at the source) is very similar to a 2600 Hz tone. That tone just happened to be the same tone involved in long distance phone calls. A 2600 Hz tone told the At&T long lines that, basically, the long distance call had been authorized and added to the customer’s bill.
Dr. Bekoff, a professor at the University of Colorado, studied magpies and managed to elaborate on this strange phenomenon. Bekoff said the rituals the magpies hold prove that the birds normally seen as aggressive have a compassionate side.
Dr. Seuss cheated on his wife while she was sick with cancer for 13 years. She committed suicide because of his infidelity, and he later married his mistress.
Probably not the most uplifting story for one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time, but there it is. Seuss’ wife, Helen Palmer Geisel, suffered from a long series of illnesses including cancer over a period of 13 years. Eventually, Helen learned of her husband’s adulterous relationship with another woman. Given that and the constant illnesses she suffered, Helen decided to commit suicide through an overdose of barbiturates.