Xink asks: Is it possible to die from licking stamps? As in the Seinfeld episode when George Costanza's fiance dies after licking cheap stamps for a wedding invitation mail out.
Good grief - we get further and further away from food chemistry!
Partly my own fault: My profile has a question on it: "What's the best time you've ever had licking stamps?" My response was "Ah, Stamps! Such a lovely girl. So many memories; how can I choose?" So I guess I have no-one to blame but myself.
The short answer is that I do not know of anyone dying from licking stamps but the mucilage that was put on stamps to act as the adhesive is a protein based material and, as allergenic reactions are generally a response to proteins, it is not impossible that someone may have a reaction.
As for the Stamps of my profile. Yes, if her boyfriend found out, that could kill you.