once she went on a tour of a lab (on the mainland)
and most labs are in the basement of a hospital or tucked away next to the ER, etc.
and there are no windows.
so she is surprised to see that this lab has the most beautiful african violets
on the shelves above the work benches.
the leaves were nice and big and velvety
and the flowers were nice and bright.
so she asked the techs there how this is possible without sunlight.
and they said,
"well, you know, there is the fluorescent light...
and once a week we hemolyze some leftover blood in water and feed the plants."
sigh, i knew working in the lab too long makes you a little "interesting".
i'm not sure if i should be intrigued or worried.