Fact #634: Although “bitter” has over 40 different receptors on the human tongue, “sweet” only has one. Being able to detect a greater range of “bitter” is evolutionarily advantageous because bitter usually signifies potential toxin.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste_receptor#Mechanism_of_action

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