You know that tingling, numbing sensation you get from Sichuan peppers? It turns out that 'tingling' and 'numbing' might actually be the best way to describe it. A series of recent studies has shown that the relevant ingredient in the peppers targets neurons that respond to touch and vibration, thereby triggering the buzzing perception.

What's more is that evidence suggests we all feel those tingling vibrations at the same frequency. (It's around a low G.)

If only science was always this spicy.