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Over our travels, as we’ve eaten dinner followed by dessert, we’ve developed an interesting hypothesis on an interesting phenomenom that has crossed our path. Why is it that you always have room for dessert, even after you eat a full and complete meal?
What our experiments have proven to be true is that inside the human stomach, there is a thin membrane separating the so-called food pocket from the so-called dessert pocket. I can eat and eat and eat, filling up my food pocket with mashed potatoes, green beans, boiled carrots, bacon, yams, and many other foods that are not dessert, but my dessert pocket remains empty for the ice cream I have after dinner.
But sometimes the frail membrane can rupture, spilling forth food into the pocket that is normally reserved for dessert. This happens if someone eats too much, or stuffs themself so full that they don’t even have room for dessert (because their membrane broke).
We have recently discovered the existence of parasites. For most children, when they are born, they start their life with hundreds of parasites clinging to the inside of the dessert pocket. These parasites are known as dessert parasites. They crave dessert so much that they send signals to the brain, making the young child crave dessert as well. So the parasites get what they want. But beware, for too often the dessert parasites in children’s stomachs ask for too much, easily breaking into the food pocket with all the dessert.
But for many people as they get older, these dessert parasites die away and are replaced with other parasites that crave things such as caffeine.
Our current science is focused on three things:
1. If I eat a slice of cake, does my body just plop the whole slice in my dessert pocket, or does it sort out the ingredients?
2. How does my body know what is dessert?
3. Why is it that it is so much easier for dessert to break into the food pocket rather than food to break into the dessert pocket?
Below: Ice Cream in Medellin