How does your body know to stop digesting after all the food is gone?
What happens in your body when you get nervous? Why do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach?
What causes bad breath and sore throat in the morning?
Why do dogs seem to gulp down any and all food put in front of them?
Before giving an answer, let's think for a second about the kind of thing we can learn even from so commonplace an event.
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