Thursday, March 1, 2012

Interesting Facts About Your Body

  1. It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
  2. One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb).
  3. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
  4. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
  5. There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
  6. Women blink twice as often as men.
  7. The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
  8. Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
  9. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
  10. One out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.
  11. After the first trimester, a fetus has fingerprints. They will be unique only to him or her for their entire life.
  12. Fingernails and toenails can grow from the base to the point within 6 months. Some people’s nails grow faster than others.
  13. Toenails grow slower than fingernails.
  14. A sneeze travels at a rate in excess of 100 miles per hour.
  15. If a person goes without sleep for 10 days, they will die. They will die sooner from lack of sleep than they will from starvation.
  16. A blood cell can make a complete circuit of the human body in about 60 seconds.
  17. There are 20 feet of blood vessels in each square inch of human skin.
  18. Each human spends a half hour as a single cell when it is first conceived.
  19. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

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