Thursday, April 26, 2012

Weird, True, and Freaky

While sitting at your desk make clockwise circles with your right foot. (go ahead no one will see you) While doing this, draw the number “6″ in the air with your right hand.

Your foot will change direction – that is a fact. Pretty weird, huh? Keep on reading..

Humans are, well weird.

Grapefruit scent will make middle aged women appear six years younger to men. The perception is not reciprocal and the grapefruit scent on men has no effect on women’s perception.

Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair

Giraffes have the same number of cervical vertebrae (neck bones) as humans- 7. Humans have short, wide vertebrae, while giraffes have long vertebrae.

The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.

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

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!

The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.

The brain itself cannot feel pain. While the brain might be the pain center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain.

The nerve network in our brains is 1400 times more complex than the global telephone network.

Your heart expends enough energy in one day to lift almost 2000 pounds to a height of 41 feet.

An adult has about 10,000 taste buds on their tongue.

The nose can only distinguish 32 basic odors.
 The largest human organ is the skin, with a total surface area of 25 square feet. It weighs about 6 pounds.

We completely change our skin every 27 days. We get about 1000 “new skins” in a lifetime.

 Every square inch of skin has 32 billion bacteria on it.

 One square inch of skin contains: 645 sweat glands; 77 feet of nerves; 65 hair follicles; 97 oil glands; 19 feet of blood vessels.

The body produces over a quart of saliva day. It even helps heal mouth wounds.

An average, healthy male produces over 2 billion sperm per month.

A female has about 2 million eggs in both ovaries at birth. Only 200,000 survive until puberty, but only 450 will ever be ovulated in her lifetime. An average of 2 eggs will be fertilized in a woman’s lifetime.

In one day,   2,100 Gallons of blood are pumped through the blood vessels.

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.

Babies are always born with blue eyes. The reason behind this is the pigment melanin. The melanin in a newborn’s eyes often needs time after birth to be fully deposited or to be darkened by exposure to ultraviolet light, later revealing the baby’s true eye color.

The left lung is smaller than the right lung because it has to make room for the heart.
Of the 206 bones in the skeletal system, 52 of them make up both of our feet.

Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.

The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body. While not exact down to the last millimeter, your arm span is a pretty good estiamator of your height.

The length of your forarm is the length of your foot. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.

Cna yuo raed tihs? I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs forwrad it

1 comment:

  1. I love statistics like this:-) Currently helping my daughter study for her biology exam and and really enjoying learning new stuff about how the body works, have been left frequently in awe of how amazing it is.
    thanks for sharing


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