How Much Food Can You Actually Eat This Thanksgiving?

Let's talk total Thanksgiving tonnage here. How much Butterball-plus-fixins can you reasonably jam down your yaw this Thursday? Basically: You could eat a lot more if it wasn't for all the saliva you have to make to break it down. » 11/25/14 4:05pm 11/25/14 4:05pm

Rise of the Intestinal Selfie

Londoners! The luckiest amongst you will be treated to a bizarre new public event next week, hosted by culinary wunderkinder Bompas & Parr. On Friday, March 14th, before a live, paying audience, "food writer, pop-up chef and Sunday Times columnist Gizzi Erskine" will "swallow a medical grade pill-cam which will… » 3/04/14 1:00pm 3/04/14 1:00pm

What Really Happens When You Swallow Your Gum?

You've heard the warnings: If you swallow gum, it will stay in your digestive system for nearly a decade. Which would mean there's a decent chance you've got some hanging out in your gut right now. » 4/24/12 12:00pm 4/24/12 12:00pm

Why Your Stomach Growls

Mankind has been puzzling over the rumbling in our stomachs for so long that even the ancient Greeks came up with a name for it: borborygmi. The word attempts to put the sound of the grumble to mouth. » 10/11/11 12:00pm 10/11/11 12:00pm