That last panel is truefacts, folks. I took some artistic license, but otherwise it’s 100% true.

As if astronauts on the ISS didn’t have enough problems with microgravity induced maladies such as headaches, bone density loss, muscle atrophy, and even blindness, they can’t even enjoy food thanks to stuffy heads. Their solution? A tactic near and dear to our own Nadir’s heart, and sort of platonically close to my own: Bring on the spice. Horseradish was valued, in particular, for its supposed sinus-clearing properties*.

By the way, nothing made me lose my appetite for cocktail shrimp more than the thought of dried shrimp encrusted with dried cocktail sauce. Ugh.


*This is at best only technically true, and at worst, fiction. More on this next time.