Have you ever noticed how old books have that certain unique smell to them? This great video from AbeBooks explains why old books smell the way they do and which time periods produced books that are more likely to do so.
The thorny lizard, native to Australia, is able to drink simply by touching water (i.e. dew forming on its skin); its scale structure allows it to collect and direct water towards its mouth via hygroscopic grooves between its spines. It can also suck in water from all parts of its body via capillary action during rainfall.