End of the trail


I’ve finished Mary Roach’s Gulp. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know the inside poop. Seriously, I did learn a lot and laughed a lot. In an early chapter she is talking about chewing, the mouth and the uvula, “that queer little oral stalactite.” “Its full medical name, and my pen name should I ever branch out and write romance novels, is palatine uvula.” She often has fun with coincidental names such as Sleeter Bull being the head of the University of Illinois Meats Division. And Dr. Crapo, who studies lethal doses of hydrogen sulfide produced by manure.

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