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Human Body Facts

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Human Body Facts
By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, suggested that a woman could enlarge her bust line by singing loudly and often.
In the 19th century, American men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5′6″). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5′7″), compared to 1,77m (5′8″) for Swedes, and 1,78m (5′8.5″) for the Dutch.
Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or be curly or straight.
On average, people can hold their breath for about one minute. The world record is 21 minutes 29 seconds, by DavidMerlini. 
People who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney stones.
The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes.
The feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands.
The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846.
The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's hollow!
While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.
A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.
Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft inside. They are about 75% water.
Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.
Fat is important for the development of children and normal growth.
Impotence is grounds for divorce in 26 U.S. states.
It is impossible to sneeze and keep one’s eyes open at the same time.
Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 meters per second.
Our eyes are very important to us, and we must protect them. We don't want dirt, sand, splinters or even fingers to get in our eyes. We don't want our eyes to get scratched or poked. That could damage our sight!
Seven percent of a humans body weight is made up of blood.
The average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it is 3 lbs. 12 oz.
The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons.
The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour.
There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.
Your brain uses 20% of your body's energy, but it makes up only 2% of your body's weight.
A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.
Albert Einstein's brain was smaller than average, because he was smaller than average.
Constipation is caused when too much water is absorbed in the large intestine and poops become dry.
Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fiber is produced on the scalp of an adult.
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
It has been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer.
Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.
Our body has some natural protection for our eyes. Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our eyes. Our eyebrows are made to keep sweat from running into our eyes.
Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.
The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
The human body is 75% water.
The pectin that is found in apples aids in lowering cholesterol levels.
There are 400 species of bacteria in the human colon.
Your brain is divided into two sides. The left side of your brain controls the right side of your body; and, the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body.
A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes.
Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue.
Every year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.
Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.
Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom.
Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system
The average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.
The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.
The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.
There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the brain.
Your brain is about 1300-1400 cubic centimeters in volume, about the size of a cantaloupe and wrinkled like a walnut.
A kiss for one minute can burn 26.
All babies are colour blind when they are born.
Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound — over a thousand feet per second!
Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.
If the lens in our eye doesn't work quite right, we can get glasses to help us see. Glasses have lenses in them that work with our eye's own lens to help us see better.
It is impossible to lick your elbow. Well, for almost everyone… but a few can.
Nearly half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout.In humans, the epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin regenerates every 27 days.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth.
Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.
The purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in.
There are 50% more males that are left handed compared to females.
Your brain is move active and thinks more at night than during the day.
A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.
During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex.
Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a day.
In a lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of wind inside a car.
It takes about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach.
Number of neurons in the brain (average): 100 billion
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.
The colored part of the eye is called the iris. Behind the iris is the soft, rubbery lens which focuses the light on to a layer, called the retina, in the back of the eye. The retina contains about 125 million rods and 7 million cones. The rods pick up shades of grey and help us see in dim light. The cones work best in bright light to pick up colors.
The human heart beat roughly 35 million times a year.
The same amount of calories are burned by doing 6 sessions that are 5 minutes each of an activity and doing 1 session of that activity for 30 minutes.
There are approximately 60 muscles in the face.
Your mouth produces 1 litre (1.8 pints) of saliva a day.
A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.
After a certain period of growth, hair becomes dormant. That means that it is attached to the hair follicle until replaced by new hair.
Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children who are not.
Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.
If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.
Inside our eye, at the back, is a part called the "retina." On the retina are cells called "rods" and"cones." These rods and cones help us to see colors and light.
Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 AM.
One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day.
Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.
The average person laughs about 15 times a day.
The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour.
The oldest known disease in the world is leprosy.
There are 10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.
Your brain is 80% water.

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