Asparagus and, umm, Odor
Well: maybe not dinner conversation, but I believe I may have found out something of value. My urine always smells when I eat asparagus, but last night, for the first time, I drank tea after a fresh asparagus dinner and there was NO odor last night or this morning. Actually, this was unusual tea because it also had some spearmint in it (Bigelow Plantation Mint), so it could have been the mint.
I googled and see no mention of my 'discovery'. I did find that there is reasonable evidence that only a portion of the public generates the odor and only some others can smell it that leads to confusion about the issue in the first place. I will check further with regular tea the next time I consume asparagus. If the tea is disrupting the generation of the odor, it would be an easy way to solve a slight problem when out in public, or home for that matter.