Thursday, December 14, 2006

Facts about Human Beings

There are many hidden facts about our human body, in my earlier postings I have already posted little bit of info there and here some for you.

  • A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.

  • A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.

  • Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

  • A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

  • A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.

  • According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.

  • After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.

  • An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.

  • A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.

  • An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

  • It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

  • Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.

  • Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.

  • By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds. By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat some two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average of 70 beats per minute.)

  • Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.

  • Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.

  • Every person has a unique tongue print. Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

  • Fingernails grow faster than toenails.

  • Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.

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