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Human Body Facts

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Human Body Facts
A newborn baby's brain grows almost 3 times in course of first year
A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years.
An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.
At one time it was thought that the heart controlled a person's emotions.
Due to eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000 have a chance of getting type II diabetes.
Eating chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
In 1900, a person could expect to live to be 47. Today, the average life expectancy for men and women in developed countries is longer than 70 years.
In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch.
It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation.
Just behind the pupil is a lens. It is round and flat. It is thicker toward the middle.
Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
On average a person passes gas 14 times a day.
Over 40 million Americans have chronic bad breath.
People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.
Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans.
Studies indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.
The bones in your body are not white – they range in colour from beige to light brown. The bones you see in museums are white because they have been boiled and cleaned.
The DNA of humans is closer to a rat than a cat.
The human face is made up of 14 bones.
The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years.
The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.
There are approximately 100 million acts of sexual intercourse each day.
Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
Your eyes blinks over 10,000,000 times a year!
A pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child.
Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour.
Eighty percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet.
Girls have more tastebud than boys.
In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders.
Kissing can aid in reducing tooth decay. This is because the extra saliva helps in keeping the mouth clean.
On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.
People of Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.
Studies show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.
The early occurrence of a fetus yawning is at eleven weeks after conception.
The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.
The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles.
Two million red blood cells die every second.
A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically.
Einstein’s brain was of average size (1375 grams – 49oz).
Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin.
In ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis.
Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections.
On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years.
People over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that taste bitter.
Teenage cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998.
The eight most popular foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.
The length of a human esophagus is 25 centimeters.
The smoke that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases.
Unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it.
85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
A newborn baby’s head accounts for one-quarter of its weight.
A popular superstition is that if you put a piece of bread in a baby's crib, it will keep away diseases.
About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
An elephant's brain is about six times as large as a human brain. In relation to body size, however, humans have the largest brain of all the animals (about 2% of body weight).
Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excessive use of alcohol.
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
Eating foods rich in vitamin E, beta-carotene, and vitamin C may help lower your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Flu shots only work about 70% of the time.
Gases that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your system.
Humans have the most complex brain of any animal on earth.
In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.
In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S.
In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children.
It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.
King Henry I, who ruled in the England in the 12th century, standardised the yard as the distance from the thumb of his outstretched arm to his nose.
Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week.
Not all our taste buds are on our tongue; about 10% are on the palette and the cheeks.
On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.
One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.
Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first Gulf war.
People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand.
Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight cam increase the risk of glaucoma in men.
Soldiers disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over 400,000 morphine addicts.
Studies indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier weights.
The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.
The brain feels like a ripe avocado and looks pink because of the blood flowing through it.
The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe.
The first successful human sex change took place in 1950 when Danish doctor Christian Hamburger operated on New Yorker George Jorgensen, who became Christine Jorgensen.
The human head contains 22 bones. More on the head and brains
The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.
The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second.
The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.
The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear.
The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.
There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
Toxins in commonplace items such as carpeting and shower curtains may be contributing to memory loss over time?
Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles long. That's enough to go around the world twice.
Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres (800 million pints) of blood.
A person that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor neurons disease.
Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.
Each year in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to obesity.
From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.
It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
On average a hiccup lasts 5 minutes.
Overexposure to aluminum compounds—in foil, cookware, deodorants, antacids, toothpaste—can affect brain function
Studies indicate that epileptic patients that listen to Mozart's Piano Sonata can dramatically decrease their chance of a seizure.
The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.
The human liver performs over 500 functions.
The slowest growing finger nail is on the thumb nail and the fastest growing is the finger nail on the middle finger.
There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don't see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.
A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than non-smokers.
Blood accounts for about 8% of a human's body weight.
Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.

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