Apr 26 2009

The Galaxy’s Center Tastes Like Raspberries

While sifting through the galaxy for amino acids, astronomers found ethyl formate, which is the chief chemical responsible for the flavor of raspberries, in a giant dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way. (Go to the Guardian UK to read more about the Galaxy’s centre tastes of raspberries and smells of rum)

I’m fairly certain I that I’ve never thought about exactly what the galaxy would taste like before. I’m sure if I did, it wouldn’t be so…..nice. I would have imagined it being more like putting your tongue on a metal screen door as a kid, or sucking on a rock.

This is much nicer than I hadn’t imagined.

I cannot wait to say that the next raspberry flavored beer or framboise I drink tastes like the “galaxy”. Such an obscure descriptor should be a signal for my beating.