Taking a test may not be everyone’s idea of fun, but thousands of folks on Twitter have been having a blast with one. Last week, Twitter user @buttpraxis tweeted that they had just taken the “Food Disgust Sensitivity Test,” writing, “This is ten times more fun than the Meyers briggs.” They shared the link and encouraged others to do the online quiz, which reveals which foods and food-related situations gross you out most.
The test was developed by IDRlabs and is based on the work of researchers who created the Food Disgust Scale, and it covers eight categories: animal flesh, hygiene, human contaminants, mold, fruit, fish, vegetables and insect contaminants. Thousands of people have responded to the original tweet with their results, so it seems a lot of users are eating up the test that reveals their food-related triggers. Questions on the test include:
- “I do not eat cucumbers that have ripened so much that they can be bent.”
- “It is gross if a chef in a restaurant tastes a soup with a spoon without washing it every time he does so.”
- “It is nauseating to have a whole fish, including its head, served to me on my plate.”
The higher the number in the score, the more food disgusts the person has and users have been sharing scores on both ends of the spectrum. Some who score on the lower side theorize that it may be related to their love of, or exposure to, international cuisines, including cooking show host Jimmy Wong. He tweeted his “very low” score of 19.3%, explaining, “Growing up in a very Chinese family means I’m comfortable eating pretty much anything you put in front of me.”
- But no matter how you score on the test, remember to take the results with a grain of salt. “The Food Sensitivity Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of food disgust sensitivity,” IDRlabs writes. “However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your food sensitivity.”