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A Short History of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson

ISBN: 0552997048

 

ShortHistory

 

Most living things are small and easily overlooked

 

In practical terms, this is not always a bad thing. You might not slumber quite so contentedly if you were aware that your mattress is home to perhaps 2,000,000 microscopic mites which come out in the wee hours to sup on your sebaceous oils and to feast on all those lovely crunchy flakes of skin that you shed as you doze and toss. Your pillow alone may be home to 40,000 of them.

 

To them your head is just one large oily bon-bon. And don’t think a clean pillowcase will make a difference. To something on the scale of bed mites, the weave of the tightest human fabric looks like ship’s rigging.

 

Indeed, if your pillow is six years old, which is apparently about the average age for a pillow, it is estimated that 1/10th of its weight will be made up of "sloughed skin, living mites, dead mites, and mite dung," to quote the man that did the measuring, Dr. John Monder of the British Medical Entymology Center. But at least they are your mites…think of what you snuggle up with each time you climb into a motel bed.

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time By Mark Haddon  ISBN: 0099450259

Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America ISBN: 0446532681

  The Dangerous Book for Boys By Conn & Hal Iggulden ISBN: 0007232748

    Water for Elephants By Sara Gruen ISBN: 1565125606

Rachel’s Holiday By Marian Keyes ISBN: 0140271791

 

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