I was thinking about how humans cook their food while other animals don't and cooking food raises its temperature.

So can human stomachs withstand higher temperatures than most other animals as an adaptation to humans cooking food?

  • $\begingroup$ Generally, cooked food cools down considerably - to roughly body temperature - before it can be eaten - ever burn your mouth on something that was too hot? Likewise, meat eaten by carnivores is going to be near body temperature, and other foods will be warmed or cooled going down the throat. Actually, it seems to be the other way around: humans are more likely than other animals to eat very cold foods, such as ice cream :-) $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Jun 10 at 17:19