Episode 349 – For every zig?Jun 12
I swallowed a bug!
We all swallow bugs, all the time.
Yeah, but it’s harmless, you normally don’t notice.
But you don’t.
I would! And gak! And what if I swallowed a mosquito?
Uhm, all right, what if you did?
He’ll sting me all the way down!
No, I mean, that shows an interesting misunderstanding of how mosquitos work, but also, no. If you swallowed it it is in your stomach and quite dead already.
You don’t know.
I really do.
I’m gonna get itchy bug stung in my guts.
You’ll be fine.
You don’t know!
I really do.
But I swallowed a bug. A mosquito I think. And…
Relax. It’s dead. your stomach acid is incredibly strong.
Are you saying something bad about me?
All stomach acid is incredibly strong. It dissolves your food. That’s what it does.
Yeah but this was a bug.
some people eat bugs. So, yes, you can melt them down in your crazy gut furnace.
Yup. Look, soda can be used to wash engines because it is so corrosive. And yet your stomach is fine with it. So, your stomach acid has to be more corrosive than the soda.
So one tiny bug can not hope to survive.
My guts are disgusting.
But mine are! I don’t like my guts. They scare me now.
It’s always something, isn’t it?
How about we test the acidic cancellation properties of base liquids and semi-solids.
Yay! So ice cream is a base?
All your base are belong to me. So there!
Yeah, that’s right, I said it.