Some random tidbits from this that I liked:
* What is in common betw. the human & the roach !
* The overwhelming dominance of corn in the US. (Very white starch is what one gets when one removes all the protein from corn.)
* The need for nitrogen!
* Fungi on ground are only small part of a huge total organisms, which might stretch for miles. (These are primary degradative organisms, which tend to be most active at night.)