PopQuizzical Daily! for June 26, 2013
In a survey of non-English speakers, what word was chosen most often as a “pretty” word?
Peristalsis not only happens in the large intestines, but in the small intestines and, gasp, the esophagus. Here, check it: next time you chow down on a bowl of Cap’n Crunch, stand on your head. As you swallow, you’ll still feel the bolus (mass of chewed food) still go “down” your esophagus thanks to your friend, peristalsis. And yes, it will work with your chewed granola too, hippie.
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