Age-Revealing Spit

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It turns out those trusty Law and Order-like forensic techniques are now being adopted for another function–the preservation of social norms via the avoidance of seemingly invasive questions!

Next time you feel the need to know somebody’s age, but feel too uncomfortable to ask, just get some of their DNA from their saliva. It’s not awkward, it’s science.

(via @the Awl)


Sam Riley is the Editorial Assistant at the Rumpus. Also, a humor enthusiast and science supporter. She currently resides in San Francisco, CA. More from this author →