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The world’s No. 1 nuisance

Published 04/16/2010, The Jamestown Sun

For a long time I pondered the worth of the mosquito, and then while in college I read Mark Twain’s “Letters From The Earth,” and in the section called “The Damned Human Race,” Twain asked the same question about the housefly. He didn’t come up with a definitive answer either, except to point out that God had a strange way of doing business in allowing the housefly to wreak havoc on other animals of the earth.

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