As mad as a hatter
There is a sizeable lump of mercury filling in a container in front of me (I have an irrational desire to show it to the dentist) which used to be in my mouth. Nestled into a tooth no less.
On a ranking of nasty things children bring home and share, which do you think is worst: nits or worms?
That's all. I am off to read Caleb's Crossing by the ever-wonderful Geraldine Brooks now.