Not one …

Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you.

Bill Bryson
The author of A Short History of Nearly Everything was born on 8/12/1951.

William McGuire “Bill” Bryson, OBE, is a best-selling American author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on science. Wikipedia

Born: December 8, 1951 (age 61), Des MoinesFull name: William McGuire Bryson

Education: Drake University

Parents: Bill Bryson Sr.


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