This is a public service announcement: The cartridges of the new Nintendo Switch taste awful, so do not try this at home.
It has been confirmed by geeks and fanboys who bravely - and some would say, foolishly - took it upon themselves to test it out.
The reason? The Japanese gaming giant made the tiny cartridges of the just-launched console taste bitter so kids would not swallow them.
They are coated with a bittering agent called denatonium benzoate which is non-toxic, reports said. It is used in animal repellents and put on nails to deter biting.
The unintended consequence was that adults everywhere started licking them to see how they tasted.