Quote by Mary Roach : “I challenge you to find”

I challenge you to find a more innocuous sentence containing the words sperm, suction, swallow, and any homophone of seaman. And then call me up on the homophone and read it to me. – Mary Roach

Quote by Mary Roach : “We are biology We are”

We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget. – Mary Roach

Quote by Mary Roach : “With the rise of classical”

With the rise of classical Greece, the soul debate evolved into the more familiar heart-versus-brain, the liver having been demoted to an accessory role. We are fortunate that this is so, for we would otherwise have been faced with Celine Dion singing “My Liver Belongs to You” and movie houses playing The Liver Is a […]

Quote by Mary Roach : “The simplest strategy for bouts”

The simplest strategy for bouts of noxious flatus is to not care. Or perhaps to take advantage of a gastroenterologist I know: get a dog. (To blame.) – Mary Roach

Quote by Mary Roach : “There just beyond his open”

There, just beyond his open palm, was our mother’s face. I wasn’t expecting it. We hadn’t requested a viewing, and the memorial service was closed-coffin. We got it anyway. They’d shampooed and waved her hair and made up her face. They’d done a great job, but I felt taken, as if we’d asked for the […]

Quote by Mary Roach : “The human digestive tract is”

The human digestive tract is like the Amtrak line from Seattle to Los Angeles: transit time is about thirty hours, and the scenery on the last leg is pretty monotonous. – Mary Roach

Quote by Mary Roach : “During World War II when”

During World War II, when combat rations were tinned, meat hashes were a common entrée because they worked well with the filling machines. But the men wanted something they could chew, something into which they could ‘sink their teeth,’ – Mary Roach

Quote by Mary Roach : “Heroism doesn’t always happen in”

Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history. Sometimes a chicken can save a man’s life. – Mary Roach

Quote by Mary Roach : “The slang for the rectum”

The slang for the rectum is “prison wallet”. – Mary Roach