Bill Bryson on Atoms

“Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you. We are each so atomically numerous and so vigorously recycled at death that a significant number of our atoms, up to a billion per each of us, it has been sugested, probably once belonged to Shakespear. A billion more each came from Buddha, and Genghis Khan, and Beethoven and any other historical figure you care to name!”

– from the book ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything‘ by Bill Bryson

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