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Saint of the Day: St. Wenceslaus

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The Daily Catch - J-P Mauro - published on 02/09/17

We’ve never heard of it or thought of it before, but this article from Men’s Health is so well written and fun to read that we are going to try it tomorrow.

First consider the orange. No reasonable person can come up with a reason not to eat an orange. Merely consumed at the table, oranges are like eating little handfuls of sunshine. It seems impossible that something so astoundingly, nakedly delicious could be good for you, but the sheer density of vitamins and dietary fiber and minerals they contain is frankly embarrassing when you realize you’ve let whole days of your life have gone by without one. … Here’s where it goes all the way to the base of your spine. If you think oranges smell good in the mundane world, the sheer olfactory transport of a shower orange may be enough to momentarily paralyze you. That’s because the humidity in the your shower transmits the complex limonenes and butanoates and esters and other complex aromatics in your orange are transmitted more effectively to the nerves in your nose. But that’s mere science; that’s for later. All your morning brain knows is that it’s been taken over by the smell of oranges. And smell is a giant part of taste.

Such an eloquent and decorative writing for something as mundane as eating an orange in the shower actually made us lol. We hope it got you laughing as well.

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