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OK, Jonathan, everything is set for our special guest.
It's so exciting that your mother is coming to visit, Colin!
I bet she's just like you, is she? Are you the exact same in every way?
Actually, there's something about my mother you should probably know.
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Oh, sorry about the wall!
-Ah, hello, Mother.
-Heh-heh! This is going to be fun.
This is Brain Freeze!
With Dr Knowles...
Colin the floor manager...
And Mrs Hucklebuck.
Come on, everybody!
It's time for Today's Big Question!
Today we're asking:
Saliva is produced by glands in our mouths,
and one of its many roles is to help us taste food.
As we eat, saliva begins to dissolve and break down our food
into its chemical components,
which stimulate sensory cells in our taste buds.
From up here, nerve impulses are sent to the part of the brain
that recognises taste,
which when combined with our sense of smell
allows us to experience flavour,
which in turn stimulates even more saliva production in our mouths.
-Dr Knowles, I wonder how much spit...
Sorry, saliva...a person makes in their whole life?
Over an average lifetime,
a human will produce enough saliva to fill at least 60 bath tubs.
60 bath tubs. That's a whole lot of globby mess!
Urgh! Charming. Back after these.
Oh, I've been all over, me. Sahara Desert, Great Wall Of China,
Grand Canyon - you name it, I've been there.
Heh! And you barely leave the studio, do you, Colly-wolls?
Yeah - how come you guys are so different?
-Oh, it's all a matter of taste. I'm a free spirit, me.
-Always have been.
-And I'm a home bird. Always will be.
Well, I love the fact that two people can be so different
yet still get along so well.
And I love that fact that Colin's mammy drives a Black Shadow.
It's so shiny!
Well, it's my time to shine, Mother.
We're back in five, four, three...
So tell us, Dr Knowles,
-why do we make spit...
-..sorry, saliva when we eat something tasty?
Without saliva to break down food into its chemical components,
it would be difficult to experience the five basic tastes.
Sweet, like sugar.
Salty, like table salt.
Sour, like lemon juice.
Bitter like cocoa powder.
Or savoury like soy sauce.
And all because of spit - sorry, saliva - and some tiny taste buds.
Lots of taste buds, actually.
We each have been 5,000 and 10,000 taste buds in our mouths,
and some people known as super tasters have even more!
I wonder if I'm a super taster? Let me count.
One, two, three, four...
Oh! See you next time, folks!
-Now, remember to drive safely, Mother.
-And to drink lots of water.
And don't forget your five a day!
Don't you worry about me, Colly-wolls. I'll be just fine.
Mwah! Bye, everyone!
-See you soon!
-Send us a postcard!
See you later, lads.
What's going on?!
Ah, you know me, Colin - I'm a bit of a free spirit myself, me. Hup!
Let's rock and roll!
-Sorry about the wall!
Ah, goodbye, Mother.
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