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milkywayGlycolaldehyde, an 8-atom sugar molecule, is in gas-and-dust interstellar clouds near the center of the Milky Way.  These clouds are the raw material from which planets are formed.  When glycolaldehyde reacts with a 3-carbon sugar it can form ribose. The simple sugar ribose is the starting point for RNA and DNA. Which means that the sugar found at the center of the Milky Way may be the precursor to life on earth. [Groan.] http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=15078; http://sci.tech-archive.net/pdf/Archive/sci.astro/2004-10/0499.pdfhttp://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=15078http://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/starsgalaxies/interstellar_sugar_prt.htmhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/793988.stmhttp://www.nasa.gov/vision/universe/starsgalaxies/interstellar_sugar_prt.htm

And here’s an urban myth from long ago: Someone at a party talking to Oscar Wilde: “‘Sugar’ is the only English word that starts with ‘su’ and is pronounced as ‘shu.'” Wilde: “Are you sure?”