May 30, 2012
The body we think we know is really illusory, born of limited senses. Sometimes you would like not to know that billions of other creatures live on and in us.
Most are bacteria, like those that live in our sweat.
But hair follicle mites live where our hair grows, as parasitic moles. They’re only 250th of an inch long, too small for our nerves to feel. They like our eyelashes, where they thrive on dirt, fat and even mascara.
And dust mites eat our dead skin.