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“I have been testing the aphorism, “A watched pot never boils.” I have boiled the same amount of water in this kettle sixty-two times. In some cases I have ignored the kettle; in others, I have watched it intently. In every instance, the water reaches its boiling point in precisely 51.7 seconds. It appears I am not capable of perceiving time any differently than my internal chronometer.” 

-Lt. Commander Data

A bit about Data: 

  • He was activated on February 2, 2338
  • He weighs 220 pounds
  • Data has a storage capacity of 800 quadrillion bits (approx. 50 times the storage capacity of the human brain)
  • He graduated from the Starfleet Academy in 2341, just three years after activation
  • He tends to avoid contractions in his speech
  • Data has fake tear ducts
  • Data is incapable of getting drunk
  • To feed himself, Data occasional ingests a silicon-based liquid to lubricate his biofunctions
  • He has two older brothers, B-4 and Lore, and constructed a daughter, Lal
  • Data’s favorite book is Sherlock Holmes
  • He plays the oboe, violin and classical guitar
  • He is a poet, but his lack of emotion hinders a provocative, sensitive delivery
  • He died in 2379 when the Reman warbird Scimitar was destroyed