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We have a long digestive system where meat can putrify, and over time this can lead to colon cancers.
But Cruise is also the loose cannon who said: "I cannot lie and putrify in the sun.
13) For example, robot Daneel Olivaw's haste in The Caves of Steel to empty his food sac--"If I were to leave [the ingested food, as Daneel passes for human by eating in public], it would putrify and I would become an object of distaste" (15) contrasts readily with the natural state of the moldies: "Depending on the exact strains of fungi and algae that a given moldie incorporated, the smell might resemble mildewed socks or brussel sprouts or an aggressively ripe cheese" (Freeware 321).