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Human Body Facts

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Human Body Facts
Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.
In 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.
In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 liters of air.
It takes about 3 months for the transplanted hair to start growing again.
Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.
Number of neocortical neurons lost each day: 85,000
On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States.
Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic.
People that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the mobile phone.
Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze.
The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin.
The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing your teeth.
The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.
The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.
The longest hiccups on record was by an American pig farmer whose hiccups persisted from 1922 to 1987.
The risk of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore regularly compared to women who do not snore.
The stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material.
There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult.
When a women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.
Your middle fingernail grows the fastest.
3000 children die every day in Africa because of malaria.
A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.
By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year.
Every eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer.
Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone.
In the Middle Ages the length from the tip of the middle finger to the elbow was called an ell.
Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking.
On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day.
People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose.
The average human dream lasts only 2 to 3 seconds.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
The majority of American models are skinnier than 98% of American women.
The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
Women blink twice as often as men.
55% of people yawn within 5 minutes of seeing someone else yawn.
About 13% of people are left-handed. Up from 11% in the past.
Certain prescription and nonprescription drugs may dramatically affect your ability to concentrate.
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.
In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind.
Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately 7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.
People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin.
The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
The first owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer.
The most frequent season for most suicides to occur is in the spring. The winter months have the lowest number of suicides.
The white part of our eye is called the "sclera." At the front, the sclera becomes clear and is called the "cornea."
You’ll drink about 75,000 litres (20,000 gallons) of water in your lifetime.
A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing.
Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight.
Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
Every three days a human stomach gets a new lining.
If all your DNA is stretched out, it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
Influenza caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918.
Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose.
One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks.
The average person has at least seven dreams a night.
The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting.
The number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats.
The world's first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays born June 5, 1981.
Your brain generates 25 watts of power while you're awake---enough to illuminate a light bulb.
A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder.
By the time you are 70 you will have easily drunk over 12,000 gallons of water.
Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot.
Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the carousel was good for the circulation of blood.
May babies are on avearge 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months.
On average, you blink 15 000 times a day. Women blink twice as much as men.
People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain.
The average ear grows 0.01 inches in length every year.
The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair.
The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis.
The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology.
Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United States.
41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.
About 10% of the world's population is left-handed.
Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.
Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
Humans breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds.
In the United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the year 2001.
Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).
People with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing.
The average human head weighs about eight pounds.
The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.
The most common injury caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand.
The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.
Women hearts beat faster than men.
A woman's heart beats faster than a man's...

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