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Human Body Facts

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Human Body Facts
Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.
In Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a doctor in the last year.
Lady Peseshet is known to be the world's first known female physician. She practiced during the time of the pyramids, which was the fourth dynasty.
On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.
People still cut the cheese shortly after death.
Teenage suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin.
The essential oil of jasmine can quickly restore mental alertness
The lining of the a person's stomach is replaced every 36 hours.
The space between your eyebrows is called the Glabella.
We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain.
A person remains conscious for eight seconds after being decapitated.
Around the pupil is a colored muscle called the "iris." Our eyes may be BLUE, BROWN, GREEN, GRAY OR BLACK, because that is the color of the iris.
Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.
From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain.
In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times.
It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.
On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.
Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialized nations increased by 10 cm (4 in).
Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert.
The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye.
The human heart weighs less than a pound.
The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.
There are approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have a chronic illness.
Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.
A cooked potato can jump-start your brain when you're feeling foggy.
A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.
A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.
According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of sexual fetishism in Western society.
An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter.
Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.
Changing a cat's litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.
Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about 180,000 deaths per year.
Even if you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your stomach.
Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Hair on the head grows for between two and six years before being replaced. In the case of baldness, the dormant hair was not replaced with new hair.
If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles.
In 1832, in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was opened.
In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Lavender can help you sleep
Men loose about 40 hairs a day. Women loose about 70 hairs a day.
Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second.
On average, a person has two million sweat glands.
One human hair can support 3kg (6.6 lb).
Our eyes have many parts. The black part on the front of our eye is called the "pupil." It is really a little hole that opens into the back part of our eyes.
People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke.
Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked.
Sex burns about 70-120 calories for a 130 pound woman, and 77 to 155 calories for a 170 pound man every hour.
The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.
The average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes.
The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.
The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
The human brain weighs an average of about 1.4 kilograms, or a little over three pounds. A cat's brain weighs about one ounce.
The liver is the largest of the body’s internal organs. The skin is the body’s largest organ.
The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.
The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle.
The sperm count of an average American male compared to thirty years ago is down thirty percent.
The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which is held by CanadianBrent Moffat.
There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
We have four basic tastes. The salt and sweet taste buds are at the tip of the tongue, bitter at the base, and sour along the sides.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
Your cerebral cortex is about as thick as a tongue depressor. It grows thicker as you learn and use it.
A typical athlete’s heart churns out 25 to 30 litres (up to 8 gallons) of blood per minute.
Breathing generates about 0.6g of CO2 every minute.
Every day 2,700 people die of heart disease.
Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.
In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year.
Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.
On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping.
People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.
The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the diameter of a garden hose.
The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.
The longer white infants from low-income families are breast-fed, the less likely they will be overweight as young children, researchers said on Monday.
The stomach can break down goat's milk faster than the milk of a cow.
We should never put anything in or near our eyes, unless we have a reason to use eye drops. We would only do that if our doctor or parent told us to use them.
A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.
Approximately two-thirds of a person’s body weight is water. Blood is 92% water. The brain is 75% water and muscles are 75% water.
During World War II, condoms were used to cover rifle barrels from being damaged by salt water as the soldiers swam to shore.
Fourteen people die each day from asthma in the United States.
In a lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva.
It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.
Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.
Over the front of our eye is a clear covering called the "conjunctiva."
Some people start to sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into their eye.
The condom made originally of linen was invented in the early 1500's. Casanova, the womanizer, used linen condoms.
The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.
The sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced during menstruation.
There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.
Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete.
A person afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both hands and feet.
A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect.
Brylcreem, which was created in 1929, was the first man's hair product.
During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
Every day the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid.
For humans the normal pulse is 70 heartbeats per minute.

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