Human Body Facts

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40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are bought by Americans.
99% of people cannot lick their elbow.
A chance of a woman having twins is increased after the age of 35. About 1 in 27 women will give birth to twins after this age. After 50 the chances of having twins is 1 in 9.
A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.
A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.

A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
A woman's sense of smell is most sensitive during ovulation.

About 400 different kinds of microbes live on and in the human body.
According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
All babies are color blind when they are born.

All Humans Are 99.9% Genetically Identical and 98.4% of human genes are the same as the genes of a chimpanzee.
At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent!
Babies are born without knee caps.
Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.

Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.

Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
Boys who have unusual first names are more likely to have mental problems than boys with conventional names. Girls don't seem to have this problem.
By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds.
Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
Deep Breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics.
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.
Each nostril of a human being register smell in a different way. Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.

Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
Every three seconds, a new baby is born.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.

Fingernails grow fastest on the hand you favor.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.

From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.

Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
Girls have more tastebuds than boys.

Half of all Americans over the age of 55 have no teeth.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!

Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!

Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.
If you cut a 'V' shape into your toe nails, you can prevent 'in-grown' toe nails.
If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court.
If you?re over 100 years old, there?s an 80% chance you?re a woman.
If you?re typical, you can guess someone?s sex with 95% accuracy just by smelling their breath.
If your skin is laid flat it will cover an area of 18 square feet.
If your stomach didn't produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.
In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.
In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer!
It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
Males sweat 40% more than females.
Medical studies show that intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair.
Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes.
Neanderthal man had a brain capcity 100cc larger than modern man's.
On average women can hear better than men.
One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye.
One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!
One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes.
Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second!
People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.
Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
Scientists are now able to grow 'beating' heart tissue in a lab!
Take your height and divide by eight. That?s how ?tall? your head is.
The 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach!
The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
The average female will have 3.3 pregnancies in her life.
The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail.
The average person can live for eleven days without water, assuming an average temperature of 60 degrees fahrenheit.
The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man.
The average tastebud lives only 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one.
The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.
The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime!
The human brain is insensitive to pain.
The lense of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life.
The right lung takes in more air than the left.
The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear.
The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes.
The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
There are 206 bones in the human body!
There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.
We blink 25 times a minute.
When you correct for weight differences, men are proportionately stronger than horses.
When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight.
When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too.
While 7 men in 100 have some form of color blindness, only 1 woman in 1,000 suffers from it.
Whispering is more wearing on your voice than a normal speaking tone.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men.
Womens' hearts beat faster than mens'.
World?s heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs.
You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening!
You have no sense of smell when you're sleeping!
You mostly breathe from only one nostril at a time!
you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!
Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!
Your hair grows faster in the morning than at any other time of day.
Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day!
Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.
Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!
Your skeleton keeps growing until you are about 35, then you start to shrink.
Your skin is actually an organ.

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