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Loud noise may be linked to bad airline food

October 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Scientists say they have solved a long-standing riddle behind why most airline food is so bad.They say it's not the food - it's the noise of the plane engines.

Researchers say the loud background noise upsets our senses and makes us enjoy food less than we otherwise would.

They had people test food wearing headphones with various levels of noise pumped in.

The more noise, the less people registered sweet or salty flavors.

So the next time you fly, you might try putting in ear plugs before eating your meal.