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Human Body Facts

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25% of your bones are located in your feet.
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40% of all indigestion remedies sold in the world are bought by Americans.
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99% of people cannot lick their elbow.
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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.
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A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
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A lot of lovemaking can unblock a stuffy nose. Sex is a natural antihistamine. It can help combat asthma and hay fever.
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A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.
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A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
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A sneeze can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour.
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A woman's sense of smell is most sensitive during ovulation.
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About 400 different kinds of microbes live on and in the human body.
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According to studies, men change their minds two to three times more often than women.
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All babies are color blind when they are born.
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All Humans Are 99.9% Genetically Identical and 98.4% of human genes are the same as the genes of a chimpanzee.
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At age 70, more than 70 percent of men are still potent!
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Babies are born without knee caps.
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Babies start dreaming even before they're born.
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Babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
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Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
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Blue eyes are the most sensitive to light, dark brown the least sensitive.
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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.
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By the age of 60, most people have lost 50% of their taste buds.
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Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
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Contrary to popular belief, hair does not grow back darker and thicker after it has been shaved.
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Deep Breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics.
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During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
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During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.
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During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.
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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.
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Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.
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Every three seconds, a new baby is born.
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Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie!
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Females learn to talk earlier, use sentences earlier, and learn to read more quickly than males.
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Fingernails grow fastest on the hand you favor.
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Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!
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Forensic scientists can determine a person's sex, age, and race by examining a single strand of hair.
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From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
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Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
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Girls have more tastebuds than boys.
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Half of all Americans over the age of 55 have no teeth.
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Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks!
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Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete!
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Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year!
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Identical twins do not have identical fingerprints.
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If you cut a 'V' shape into your toe nails, you can prevent 'in-grown' toe nails.
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If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.
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If you were to roll a lung from a human body and out flat it would be the size of a tennis court.
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If you?re over 100 years old, there?s an 80% chance you?re a woman.
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If you?re typical, you can guess someone?s sex with 95% accuracy just by smelling their breath.
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If your skin is laid flat it will cover an area of 18 square feet.
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If your stomach didn't produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.
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In one day an average person will take about 18,000 steps.
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In the average lifetime a person will breath in about 44 pounds of dust.
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Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do.
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Ingrown toenails are hereditary.
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It is now possible to print human skin with an inkjet printer!
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It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown.
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Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different!
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Males sweat 40% more than females.
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Medical studies show that intelligent people have more copper and zinc in their hair.
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Most dreams last only 5 to 20 minutes.
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Neanderthal man had a brain capcity 100cc larger than modern man's.
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On average women can hear better than men.
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One in 500 humans has one blue eye and one brown eye.
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One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
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One quarter of the bones in your body are in your feet!
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One quarter of the human brain is used to control the eyes.
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Out of all the senses, smell is most closely linked to memory.
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Pain travels through the body at 350 feet per second!
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People with blue eyes are better able to see in the dark.
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Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
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Research indicates that babies who suck on pacifiers are more prone to ear aches.
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Scientists are now able to grow 'beating' heart tissue in a lab!
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Take your height and divide by eight. That?s how ?tall? your head is.
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The 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach!
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The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
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The average female will have 3.3 pregnancies in her life.
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The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap.
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The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail.
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The average person can live for eleven days without water, assuming an average temperature of 60 degrees fahrenheit.
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The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
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The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year!
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The average single man is one inch shorter than the average married man.
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The average tastebud lives only 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one.
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The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking.
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The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime!
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The human brain is insensitive to pain.
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The lense of the eye continues to grow throughout a person's life.
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The right lung takes in more air than the left.
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The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear.
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The storage capacity of human brain exceeds 4 Terrabytes.
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The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body.
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There are 206 bones in the human body!
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There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
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Unlike dogs, pigs, and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
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Up to the age of six or seven months a child can breathe and swallow at the same time. An adult cannot do this.
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We blink 25 times a minute.
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When you correct for weight differences, men are proportionately stronger than horses.
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When you walk down a steep hill, the pressure on your knees is equal to three times your body weight.
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When your face blushes, the lining of your stomach turns red, too.
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While 7 men in 100 have some form of color blindness, only 1 woman in 1,000 suffers from it.
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Whispering is more wearing on your voice than a normal speaking tone.
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Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
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Women have a slightly higher average IQ than men.
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Womens' hearts beat faster than mens'.
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World?s heaviest primates: morbidly obese humans. After that: gorillas at 485 lbs.
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You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening!
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You have no sense of smell when you're sleeping!
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You mostly breathe from only one nostril at a time!
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you're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206!
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Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second!
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Your hair grows faster in the morning than at any other time of day.
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Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day!
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Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood each day!
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Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% during a yawn.
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Your ribs move about 5 million times a year, every time you breathe!
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Your skeleton keeps growing until you are about 35, then you start to shrink.
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Your skin is actually an organ.
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