Cats don’t have a sweet tooth … and other tasty facts.
Of your five senses, taste and smell are the oldest. They evolved first because it’s important to know whether something is good to eat or not.
Humans have five basic taste receptors. But what about other animals?
Humans have up to 10,000 taste receptors on our tongues. But cows have more than twice as many. (And yes, it’s true that cats can’t taste sweet, but they do still like watermelon!)
Here’s some more info from Australian Broadcasting Corporation on what tastes like what to whom.