Human Body Fun Facts
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Enough about chemical engineering stuff for a while. Let's look at some bio-cool stuffs for a moment. Look at your body. The human body is actually an amazing thing. Here are a few fun and fascinating facts about our body.
* Our brain weighs about 3 pounds and all but 10 ounces of it is water. So, technically speaking, we're all water heads and no one is an airhead.
* If we stub our toe, it takes only 1/50th of a second for our brain to register the pain.
* We're all dim bulbs, because our brains use less power than 100-watt bulb.
* It can take about 200,000 frowns to make a permanent wrinkle. So the next time you notice a wrinkle, smile and stop frowning, 200,000 frowns is more than enough!
* We're all Pinocchio's. The cartilage in our noses doesn't stop growing. We can expect to grow Â½ inch longer and wider as we get older.
* If we're freckled, they stop appearing usually around the age of 19 or 20.
* To speak just one word, you use 70 muscles - just one word - think about the workout someone doing a filibuster uses!
* We have more than 200 taste buds on each of the small bumps on our tongue. 200! So when we're savoring flavor, we're definitely savoring.
* Women have a far more developed sense of smell than men do and women really notice the difference in their sense of smell during pregnancy and after they've given birth to one child. According to some women, their sense of smell grows more acute with each child they have.
* When we breathe, the air passes through our nose at about 4 miles per hour and we breathe roughly 400 gallons of air every hour. Luckily we don't have to pay for it.
* We have about 18 square feet of skin.
* Our bones are about four times stronger than steel and they can endure 24,000 pounds of pressure per square inch.
* It takes about 150 days for a nail to grow from our cuticles to our fingertips. So dont bite your fingernails.
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