Re: [CH] Consumer Opinion

sasha (
Mon, 25 May 1998 11:56:22 -0400

*How about posting this recipe*?  Sounds wonderful.

At 10:15 AM 5/25/98 -0500, David Wright wrote:
>At 04:18 PM 5/21/98 -0400, Judith Stone wrote:
>>By the way, Dave and I were bottling our Mother'n Law's Revenge hotsauce
>>this morning and when he tested it for taste, the hair on his arms stood
>>straight up!  Can any of you "scientists"  out there tell us what caused
>>that reaction.  It was quite funny, at the time.
>>Thanks again, Judith
>Here's my educated guess: Each hair has a small, smooth muscle, called an
>"erector pili" attached to the root. It's a vestigial structure in us since
>we have so little hair left on our bodies. For other mammals, though, they
>are quite useful in stressful situations -- think of cats, whose hair
>stands up when they are angry, scared or cold. My guess is that Dave was
>stressed (in a good sense) by the new batch of hotsauce, got an adrenalin
>rush, and his hair muscles did the appropriate thing. 
>Whether my answer is correct or not, I certainly think it ought to be!