I'm not sure why anyone here would care, but I have a mild peculiarity. Eating any food that is "hot" as in spicy causes my scalp to sweat. Even quite moderate amounts of capsaicin or black pepper can cause enough drippage that sweat trickles in drops off my nose and down my neck. This doesn't stop me from eating or enjoying spicy-hot food, but it does make a trip to a Thai restarurant an occasion for much discreet mopping.
But the most interesting part of this (to me) is that the mere thought of eating something hot, for example sriracha, is enough to get my scalp damp. Having just now written that sentence, I can distinctly feel a drop forming on the crown of my head.
― Aimless, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:51 (11 months ago) Permalink
I'm not a doctor, but I believe it means you are going to die somewhere during the next 200 years.
― StanM, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:57 (11 months ago) Permalink
(holds both sides of his head, shrieks and runs in circles)
― Aimless, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:02 (11 months ago) Permalink
(stops, sits down, composes self)
I suppose what I was really wondering is whether anyone else displays this same ultra-sensitivity to capsaicin/black pepper, or if I am doomed to be a freak of nature, shunned by all right-thinking people, pointed out on the street and laughed at behind my back?
Ideally, this would be a question for Abbbottt, whose counsel on such matters is legendary on ilx, but since I've already asked it here, it is too late to move to the Ask Abbbottt thread. (sighs)
― Aimless, Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:52 (11 months ago) Permalink
You were running around screaming for almost a whole day? Blimey.
― emil.y, Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:54 (11 months ago) Permalink
I hear Abbbottt has a rather visceral reaction to the smell of distilled water and scentless deodorant.
― barman's bar mitz (unregistered), Thursday, 31 May 2012 13:59 (11 months ago) Permalink
(anosmia jokes sorry)
running around screaming for almost a whole day?
I was rather upset. But I got over it.
― Aimless, Thursday, 31 May 2012 14:05 (11 months ago) Permalink