Scientists Discover Cure for Pizza Mouth Burns
There’s nothing quite like a slice of hot pizza to test a person’s resolve. It’s steaming and cheesy and right there, but do you wait for it to cool down or dive right in? Everyone occasionally takes the mouth-searing bite and regrets it, but now science has come to the rescue with a dissolving strip that soothes mouth burns on contact.
Researchers from the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas at Austin designed the strips in the style of those dissolving breath freshener tabs, but these deliver an anesthetic to numb the pain and a therapeutic polymer to help heal the burn, according to Discovery.Or, you know, you could wait five minutes for the damn thing to cool. Seriously, people, did we really need to devote research time to this? Honest? Because people are too damn impatient to wait a few minutes for the pizza to cool, someone had to come up with a topical anaesthetic strip for the roof of the mouth? I mean, sure, it's not rocket science by any means - hell, I've got topical anaesthetic in the form of Kanka and those "Breath Strips", it's not hard to think of combining the two - but it doesn't speak well of our society that this was one of the pressing issues garnering research dollars.
Bet this was a "shovel ready" project...
That is all.