Friday May 30, 2008
You all know what I'm talking about right? Or maybe you don't. I'm talking about that skunky smell in the urine brought upon by the sulfuric breakdown of asparagus. Statistics say that only half of you know what I'm talking about.
Here's the scoop - it's in the genes. Whence the asparagus is ingested, some of us are lucky enough to produce a digestive enzyme that breaks asparagus down quickly enough to produce a gas called Methyl Mercaptan. Methyl Mercaptan doesn't exactly smell like flowers. It's got a pungent woodsy rotten eggish aroma.
Are you in the mood for a science experiment? Do you need to know if you're a stinker or a non stinker? Go get yourself some asparagus. Eat it then "relieve" yourself after 15 dash 30 minutes.
If it stinks (more than normal), you're a stinker. If it's smells like plain jane vanilla urine, you're not a stinker.
For the record I'm a stinker.