Ever wondered what that small dewdrop thing is in the back of your throat? Or why you have hair in your nose? "Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow?" addresses every weird question about your body that you could think of - or didn't even think to ask. Prompted by the brain stumpers her own children and young patients have asked her over the years, Dr. Beth Ann Ditkoff compiled a list of curious medical questions. In this book, she reveals the mysteries of the human body (gross, funny or ugly!) to children and adults. With eye-opening questions, like 'Why do toenails grow slower than fingernails?' and 'Why do old people have wrinkles?' to weird oddities, like 'Why do some people have dimples?' and 'What are warts?', Ditkoff explains hilarious and bizarre anatomy 'situations' that every curious kid wonders. With expert explanations throughout, "Why Don't Your Eyelashes Grow?" is an entertaining potpourri of fun factoids packed with real information.
Beth Ann Ditkoff, MD, is a former surgeon at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and co-author of The Thyroid Guide.