Microbiologists are the Frankensteins for our century. They are creating new stinky life.
Cheese is known for its stinky odor. But, cheeses at one exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin in Trinity College Dublin come from an especially smelly source — human toe, armpit, belly button and mouth bacteria.
Selfmade, which is part of the Grow Your Own…Life After Nature exhibition, features different “microbial sketches” of cheeses created with bacteria samples from various people. Each cheese supposedly smells similar to the donor’s body odor.
I have so many questions. Do they cackle, “IT’S ALIVE!” when they create a new cheese? Do they gloat over their racks of cheeses, their legions with which they will take over the world?
I hope they never sell out and start making celebrity toe cheeses, though. The Kardashians have taken over enough markets with their total lack of talent.