This morning I woke up, had breakfast, got in the shower then went about my day. I got on the computer, read email, did some work then had some free time to read the rest of my book “Ogre, Ogre”. That was the bulk of my activity.
When I went to watch some TV, I noticed some odd odor. I smelled my armpit and it was awful. I wouldn’t normally talk about my body odor but in this case it was unusual and unexpected and I didn’t know why it was happening so I did some research on why.
Apparently body odor is not caused by sweat alone. Everyone has these bacteria that live in certain body parts like the scalp, feet, groin and underarms. According to this site “The odor is mainly caused when the bacteria, growing on skin decomposes the sweat .” Well, I didn’t sweat and as I stated I had just taken a shower and used Degree deodorant which normally blocks any and all odors.
Here is a quote:
“While the eccrine glands are found all over the body, the apocrine glands are found in high concentration in the underarms and groins as well as in the glands. These apocrine glands are mainly stimulated by the worries, fear and tension. It is the secretion from apocrine gland which is generally decomposed by the bacteria and consequently it results in unpleasant body odor. There are several anaerobic bacteria like micrococci and coryne bacteria that decompose the odorless sweat to produce an unpleasant odor.”
You know that the saying “you learn something new every day” still rings true. I did not know that “worries, fear and tension” would ever be the reason I have underarm odor. I always thought that came from sweating.
But what was causing me to worry? The only thing I can think of is that this book was causing me to have more emotions than normal. Meaning I was so enthralled in the book that it was causing worries, fear and tension. I was fearful when Smash the Ogre was fighting the other ogres and when he was fighting the demon and that was also causing some tension. I don’t necessarily think I had fear because I know that every book ends happily ever after so I knew they would be fine.
You know now that I think about it, when I was reading all 7 Harry Potter books, at the end of the day I wreaked to high heaven and had to take showers when I finished reading. I never even thought about why. Now I know.
Maybe if I continue reading I’m going to have to buy some more Degree in bulk. Maybe they might come out with a Degree for readers instead of just Degree for Sports.