Why Does Spicy Taste ‘Hot’ and Minty Taste ‘Cool’?

A Quick Question answer that explains the chemistry that makes minty things taste “cool” and spicy things taste “hot”.

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Sources:
http://chemistry.about.com/od/foodcookingchemistry/fl/Why-Does-Mint-Make-Your-Mouth-Feel-Cold.htm
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-is-it-that-eating-spi/
http://www.livescience.com/34213-spicy-food-taste-buds-myth.html
http://www.wired.com/2010/09/why-does-spicy-food-taste-hot/
http://www.jbc.org/content/277/16/13375.full

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