Thursday, May 28, 2009

Why I Love Improbable Research

Where else do you hear about studies like this?

"The Bohannon/Goldstein/Herschkowitsch study concludes somewhat perplexedly that (1) "human beings do not enjoy eating dog food" and (2) are "not able to distinguish its flavour profile from other meat-based products that are intended for human consumption".

The dog and cat food studies share a connection to wine. The dog monograph is published by the American Association of Wine Economists. The cat paper is written by a professor of biological sciences/wine science, and appears in the Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, which in 2007 featured a study called The Influence of Polyphenol Rich Apple Pomace or Red-Wine Pomace Diet on the Gut Morphology in Weaning Piglets."

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