Cow and Boy Classics by Mark Leiknes for November 19, 2006
"Oxygen." "It's in the air that surrounds us. We need it to live." "We breathe it in and it enters our blood and it fuels our heart, brain and every living cell in our body. But the very thing we need for life is slowly aging us and bringing us closer to death." "The more oxygen we process, the more free radicals enter our cells and break them down. The breakdown of our cells is a major contributor to us aging." "In fact, if there were a higher concentration of oxygen in the air, the average human lifespan would be much shorter. Oxygen. At the end of the day it's a double-edged sword." BRRRRRRRR "What's that noise? Where's Martin?" "Photosynthesize this, tree!!" BRRRRRRRR "No, Martin! This isn't the way!" "Who gave that kid a chainsaw?"