Podcast Episode #1060: “How Much Saliva Does a Five-Year-Old Produce?”

In Podcast Episode #1060, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to fluid dynamicist Nicole Sharp. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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Nicole Sharp encounters:

Estimation of the Total Saliva Volume Produced Per Day in Five-Year-Old Children,” S. Watanabe, M. Ohnishi, K. Imai, E. Kawano, and S. Igarashi, Archives of Oral Biology, vol. 40, no. 8, August 1995, pp.781-782. 

The authors of the study were awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for chemistry, in 2019.

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