This is great on a couple of levels. First of all, it makes you think about all the strange little things we take for granted around us. I’m sure a similar conversation happened when Thag cracked open his first oyster and slurped it down (no doubt in a fit of starvation) and then relayed how good it was to his buddy Tharg.
Secondly, it shows value of thinking obliquely. And then lighting it on fire.