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Salty tears?

Postby destiny » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:30 pm

Hey guys, I want to ask you all why does the tears of human taste a bit salty? Is it because the tears inside contain salt??

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Postby Baiji » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:19 am

I was wondering that for yeeears
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Postby destiny » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:20 am

Me too. I guess the reason that tears is salty is because of the tear glands. Maybe the tear glands is salty...I guess. Haha. =)
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Postby Baiji » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:23 am

Well they could be, interesting to find out
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Postby destiny » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:28 am

I know why tears are salty.

Look here: http://www.articlepoint.com/new/article ... re_Sa.html

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Postby Baiji » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:29 am

I found this before you

Tear fluid contains water, mucin, lipids, lysozyme, lactoferrin, lipocalin, lacritin, immunoglobulins, glucose, urea, sodium, and potassium.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears#Types_of_tears
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Postby destiny » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:31 am

Tears should also contain both sodium and chloride.

Look here: http://www.articlepoint.com/new/article ... re_Sa.html
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Postby Baiji » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:38 am

That's very interesting! :)
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Postby destiny » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:43 am

Indeed. Since tears are salty, wheneve people need salt, they just have to cry and salty tears will appear. Haha. =)
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Postby Baiji » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:46 am

I think its interesting stuff, been wondering and wondering...:P Now I know!
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Postby sachin » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:26 pm

Baiji wrote:I think its interesting stuff, been wondering and wondering...:P Now I know!


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Postby fireblaze » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:58 pm

can i put that on chips?
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