#Science: The Uses of Garlic

I typically try to relocate based on a particular crime statistics.

But believe me, those can be fudged. If you were a criminal on the census or the wing of the FBI gathering crime stats, you would under report incidents to increase the presence of viable prey.

Now, how is this connected to garlic? I eat a lot of garlic, I season eggs, steak, chicken, steak, eggs, and steak with garlic. But I’ve never seasoned stakes with it. Why? In my experience it hasn’t worked.

And while trolling the health study database, I found this:

Vampires are feared everywhere, but the Balkan region has been especially haunted. Garlic has been regarded as an effective prophylactic against vampires. We wanted to explore this alleged effect experimentally. Owing to the lack of vampires, we used leeches instead. In strictly standardized research surroundings, the leeches were to attach themselves to either a hand smeared with garlic or to a clean hand. The garlic-smeared hand was preferred in two out of three cases (95% confidence interval 50.4% to 80.4%). When they preferred the garlic the leeches used only 14.9 seconds to attach themselves, compared with 44.9 seconds when going to the non-garlic hand (p < 0.05). The traditional belief that garlic has prophylactic properties is probably wrong. The reverse may in fact be true. This study indicates that garlic possibly attracts vampires. Therefore to avoid a Balkan-like development in Norway, restrictions on the use of garlic should be considered.

My life makes so much more sense, now. Nearly every experience of senseless violence of which I’ve been a victim is not senseless, but directly related to being scent-ful.

Stay safe out there, folks.

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