How many senses are there?

Tuesday 21 June 2011, 1.15am HKT


Wake up! I need you to be focused!

For those who don’t always pay attention (or prefer to be taught rather than to learn), the five senses are: Sight, Sound, Taste, Smell and Touch.

For those who can count, the seven senses are: Sight, Sound, Taste, Smell, Touch, Heat and Balance.

For those who can cook, the twelve senses are: Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Heat, Balance, Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Hot and Flowery.

For those who eat properly, the thirteen senses are: Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Heat, Balance, Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Hot, Flowery and Umami.

(Umami, pronounced oo-maa-MEE, is the sensation of meat taste. Quality of life just improved because of this knowledge.)

The reality is that we have at least 13 physical senses, not just five.

BONUS: For those who are good in people skills, the fourteen senses are: Sight, Sound, Smell, Touch, Heat, Balance, Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Hot, Flowery, Umami and ‘There’s a Chill in the Air.’

Human beings have a lot more than just five senses. Find out [here].

Quality of knowledge just improved.

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011. Image via Today I Found Out

2 Responses to “How many senses are there?”

  1. Guus said

    How about common sense? Is that a sense?

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