Originally Posted by thecactuswill
You can pick up a piece of sizzling hot food on the way to your mouth and it burns your skin with pain, but once it reaches your mouth it tastes so good? Are there less pain receptors in the mouth? I know the skin on the hand must be thicker than the membranes of the mouth.
hmmmm, well that hasn't been my experience, cactus. Just the opposite.
I get fooled into thinking that I've picked up something at a safe temperature, with my "asbestos" fingers, only to have it burn off various patches of skin when it reaches my mouth.
sigh. I never learn.