[ExI] capsaicin

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 05:29:13 UTC 2020

On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 5:20 AM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Spicy food was mentioned, and it happens that yesterday I watched a TV
> episode containing a line that went roughly "Let me guess, kung pao, hot
> enough to blind a tyrannosaur?"
> and I have an urge to share with someone the observation that today's
> dinosaurs are not bothered by capsaicin (the payload of peppers), so why
> would a tyrannosaur be?
> I learned this only recently: capsaicin deters mammals, not birds.
> Birds spread seeds farther.

You know, I recall reading that somewhere, but I forget where.


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