Drooling on the Pillow

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Sleep Tight 

According to Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything:

If your pillow is six years old -- which is apparently about
the average age for a pillow -- it has been estimated that
one-tenth of its weight will be made up of "sloughed skin,
living mites, dead mites and mite dung," to quote the man
who did the measuring, Dr. John Maunder of the British
Medical Entomology Center.

Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com Listed on BlogShares