A Woman With Synesthesia Who Can 'Taste' Words Is Telling People What Their Names Taste Like ❤️
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Synesthesia is a physiological condition where one of your senses relates to another sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. The first recorded case of this phenomenon that we know of dates back to 1690, when a blind man said he experienced the color scarlet upon hearing the sound of a trumpet.

A woman took to Twitter to tell people what their names taste like. The responses were interesting, to say the least.


Julie McDowall is a synesthete who lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

"Ask me what your name tastes like, she proposed.

Of course, McDowall was asked what her own name tastes like:

The answer to that is um, distressing.

Mike wanted to know what his name tastes like:

And lo and behold:

But there's a catch here:

And you bet it does:

Then there's Craig:

Who tastes like:

And then there's Emily:

Who tastes like:

https://twitter.com/JulieAMcDowall/status/1089928959423406081

And Antonio:

Who tastes like (awww):

Stephen was in for a surprise.

He likely never dreamed he'd taste like:

Are you curious about what your name tastes like? You might as well throw it out there. There's no harm in asking.

People Explain Which Lessons Aren't Taught In History Class But Should Be
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It's highly believed that it is important to learn history as a means to improve our future.

What is often overlooked is that what is taught in history class is going to be very different depending on where you went to school.

And this isn't just internationally, even different regions of the United states will likely have very different lessons on American history.

This frequently results in our learning fascinating, heartbreaking and horrifying historical facts which our middle or high school history teachers neglected to teach us.

Redditor Acherontia_atropos91 was curious to learn things people either wished they had learned, or believe they should have learned, in their school history class, leading them to ask:

What isn’t taught in history class but should be?
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People Share The Most Random Things They Miss About Life Before The Pandemic
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So apparently we are in the endemic phase of this nonsense.

We have light at the end of the tunnel.

So what now?

Where do we go from here?

Normal seems like an outdated word.

How do we get back to normal though?

Is it even possible?

What are reaching back to?

Life pre-Covid.

Those were the days.

If only we could bring them back.

Redditor hetravelingsong wanted to discuss our new normal in this hopeful "endemic" phase. So they asked:

"What’s something random you miss about pre-COVID times?"
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Atheists Break Down What They Actually Do Believe In
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What do you believe?

Is there a GOD in the sky?

Is he guiding us and helping us?

Life is really hard. Why is that is a big entity is up there loving us?

Atheists have taken a lot of heat for what feels like shunning GOD.

What if they've been right all along?

Maybe let's take a listen and see what they really think.

Redditor __Jacob______ wanted to hear from the people who don't really believe all that "God" stuff. They asked:

"Atheists, what do you believe in?"
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The list of what irritates me is endless.

I mean... breathing too loud or dust can set me off.

I'm a bit unstable, yes.

But I'm not alone.

So let's discuss.

Redditor Aburntbagel6 wanted to hear about all the times many of us just couldn't control our disdain. They asked:

"What never fails to piss you off?"
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