Hubby and I have been watching all the episodes of all the Star Trek series on Netflix. We are currently on Voyager. The other day we watched "Revulsion", which is the 73rd episode and the fifth of the fourth season.
It was interesting because it kind of makes you realize how really gross and disgusting we "biotics" are. I can picture the writer of this installment being a total OCD germaphobic neatnic.
The basic premise of this episode was that there was a mentally unstable, xenocidal holograph is disgusted by "organics." Among other things he was sickened about the hair and skin we slough off, the oils and sweat we leave everywhere, and other bodily fluids and excretions we eliminate.
Okay . . . so how yucky are we . . . really?
On average, there are over one hundred thousand strands of hair on a typical human head . . . age, alopecia and hirsuteness, notwithstanding. It's interesting to note that blondes have the most hairs, followed by brunettes and redheads have the least amount of hairs. Most people lose approximately 100-200 strands of hair per day . . . all those hairs in the drain don't necessarily mean you're going bald.
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of the human body . . . that's right your skin is an organ. And, it is constantly regenerating. Of the billions of skin cells, somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 of them fall off every hour . . . that's nearly a million skin cells in a day.
Additionally, you're body is constantly excreting sweat and oils either for waste elimination, lubrication or cooling. And then, of course, there are the other fluids and solids our bodies dispose of for various reasons . . . waste removal, procreation, lubrication . . . you get the picture.
Yup . . . we're gross and artificial life forms hate us . . . c'est la vie.
The secret to really good garlic bread is fresh garlic . . . and cheese!
1 Cup Butter, Softened
4 Garlic Cloves
1/4 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 (1 Pound) Loaf Italian Bread, Halved Lengthwise
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mince garlic in a food processor. Add butter and oregano and process until combined. Spread on cut sides of bread.
Place bread on a cooking sheet and bake bread until toasty brown.
Sprinkle with cheese. Cook until cheese is melted. Slice and serve hot.