'The pale-skinned, 30-year-old Brit made his way down the Amazon River in 1876, searching for trees. He hung a left down the Tapajós River, drifting eventually onto the riverbank near the town of Boim. After clearing a path up the highlands with a machete, he reached the sweet spot, where legend said the strongest trees grew.'
'And so Mayor Murray tells me what’s keeping him up at night, pacing his bedroom in thin socks: “After everything I’ve accomplished for this city,” he says angrily, a reddish color flooding up his milky cheeks, “I’m still ‘the man.’”'
Those poor Brazilians are on to something. The hammock brings with it a variety of health benefits, including deeper, faster sleep, thanks to that rocking movement, which researchers say stimulates brain waves.