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The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating  

Inger Lund Carter
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List Rules Vote up the most unpleasant sensations

Eating is a real pleasure, for the most part. But bad things do happen, as anyone who's ever had a Dorito tip rammed beneath their gum line can attest. There are a number of terrible sensations that arise while eating food that most everyone relates to - and despises. Cast your vote now to determine the absolute worst.

Turns out I'm not the only one who has experienced "spinach teeth" and "mango mouth." Google these irritating phenomena and you'll find scientific explanations for each. When chewing spinach, oxalate crystals are released and coat your teeth, creating a sensation most people simply describe as "funny." Mangos contain urushiol, the same substance in poison ivy that makes you itch. For people with an allergy, eating mango doesn't just make their mouths "feel weird," it gives them a severe rash, sometimes with blisters.

Other top eating annoyances and food pet peeves occur when food is too hot or too cold. The instant headache you get from eating a popsicle too fast can be debilitating. Cold sensitivity on your teeth is a painful, icky feeling. When the roof of your mouth is burned by pizza, causing a thin, little piece of skin to hang down, it can ruin your entire day.

It's emotional stuff, these eating pet peeves. Are you livid when you swallow a hair? Does it piss you off when your throat is burned by coffee or tea? When this stuff happens at restaurants, some people have gotten so mad about it they've sued. Possibly the worst cases are when there's no one to blame but yourself: you're chowing down mindlessly and you bite your lip or your tongue. You have to admit that sucks.
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Biting tongue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Biting tongue
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Cold sensitivity on teeth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Cold sensitivity on teeth
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Food goes down wrong hole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Alaina Hillman added Food goes down wrong hole
When you're eating or drinking something, and some of it goes down the wrong hole and you start choking like crazy. 
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Pizza burns roof of mouth, ski... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Pizza burns roof of mouth, skin hangs down
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Dorito tip lodged under gum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Dorito tip lodged under gum
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Acid reflux is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Acid reflux
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Swallowing a chip sideways is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
CarlinBerry added Swallowing a chip sideways
getting your throat shanked all the way down by a pointy sideways chip sucks balls!!!
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Swallowed hair stuck in throat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Swallowed hair stuck in throat
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Throat scalded by hot tea or c... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Throat scalded by hot tea or coffee
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Popsicle brain freeze is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Popsicle brain freeze
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Cross-biting and your teeth sq... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Cross-biting and your teeth squeak
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Gagging is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Gagging
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Inhaling skin of popcorn kerne... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Inhaling skin of popcorn kernel
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Biting lip is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Biting lip
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Eating immediately after brush... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Eating immediately after brushing your teeth
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Biting your cheek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
BHinz added Biting your cheek
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Biting full force into a fork ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Brian Gilmore added Biting full force into a fork because the food is soft
This can happen if you've mis-forked your salad or if the food you've picked up falls off your fork. Or if you eat like a caveman, like I do. 
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Biting stray tinfoil (maybe fr... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Biting stray tinfoil (maybe from a burrito)
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Biting into gristle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Biting into gristle
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A Sudden Nasty Taste is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Ben TEN TEN added A Sudden Nasty Taste
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Beef jerky stuck in teeth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Danielle Dauenhauer added Beef jerky stuck in teeth
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Biting into an eggshell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
RandiValentine added Biting into an eggshell
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Raspberry seed stuck between y... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Raspberry seed stuck between your teeth
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Pang from super sour food is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Pang from super sour food
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Biting Your Finger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Sensations That Happen While Eating
Alaina Hillman added Biting Your Finger