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Body Facts

  1. In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to
    approximately two kilograms in a year.

  2. Every square inch of the human body has about 19,000,000 skin cells.

  3. Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is
    associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.

  4. Forty-one percent of women apply body and hand moisturizer at least three times a

  5. Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

  6. The world record for the number of body piercing on one individual is 702, which
    is held by Canadian Brent Moffat.

  7. The small intestine in the human body is about 2 inches around, and 22 feet long.

  8. The human body makes anywhere from 1 to 3 pints of saliva every 24 hours.

  9. The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries.

  10. The aorta, which is largest artery located in the body, is about the
    diameter of a garden hose.

  11. The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily.

  12. It is very common for babies in New Zealand to sleep on sheepskins. This is
    to help them gain weight faster, and retain their body heat.

  13. An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth
    month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.

  14. The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.

  15. 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.

  16. A human's small intestine is 6 meters long.

  17. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. You don't
    see all of them because most are too fine and light to be noticed.

  18. Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced.

  19. Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.

  20. By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off
    seven pounds of body fat in an year.

  21. The human body is 75% water.

Heart Facts

  1. Women hearts beat faster than men.

  2. Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart
    attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.

  3. The human heart weighs less than a pound.

  4. The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a
    distance of thirty feet.

  5. The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.

  6. Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less
    chance they have of having a heart attack.

  7. The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the
    space and placement of the heart.

  8. The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.

  9. Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of
    heart complications.

  10. In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.

  11. In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South

  12. People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or
    heart attack.

  13. Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 AM.

  14. The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.

  15. At one time it was thought that the heart controlled a person's emotions.

Brain Facts

  1. Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men in the United

  2. The human brain has about 100,000,000,000 (100 billion) neurons.

  3. From all the oxygen that a human breathes, twenty percent goes to the brain.

  4. People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot
    in the brain.

  5. Once a human reaches the age of 35, he/she will start losing approximately
    7,000 brain cells a day. The cells will never be replaced.

  6. It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns
    the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself. Since your
    brain knows this, it ignores the resulting sensation.

  7. A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall

  8. In America, the most common mental illness is Anxiety Disorders.

  9. Your brain is 80% water.

  10. Your brain is move active and thinks more at night than during the day.

Bones Facts

  1. The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in
    the ear.

  2. There are 54 bones in your hands including the wrists.

  3. The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.

  4. The human face is made up of 14 bones.

  5. The chances of getting a cavity is higher if candy is eaten slowly
    throughout the day compared to eating it all at once and then brushing
    your teeth.

  6. If an identical twin grows up without having a certain tooth, the other twin
    will most likely also grow up with that tooth missing.

  7. Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches
    adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them
    join together to make a single bone.

  8. Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.

  9. Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.

  10. Although the outsides of a bone are hard, they are generally light and soft
    inside. They are about 75% water.

  11. Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight.

  12. In 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible.

  13. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!

  14. Your thigh bone is stronger than concrete.

  15. The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it's

Blood Facts

  1. Two million red blood cells die every second.

  2. There are approximately 100,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

  3. Seven percent of a humans body weight is made up of blood.

  4. In the early nineteenth century some advertisements claimed that riding the
    carousel was good for the circulation of blood.

  5. Each day 400 gallons of recycled blood are pumped through the kidneys.

  6. By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.

  7. Blood is such a good stain that Native Americans used it for paint.

  8. The kidneys filter over 400 gallons of blood each day.

  9. The average life span of a single red blood cell is 120 days.

  10. Blood accounts for about 8% of a human's body weight.

  11. A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6

  12. Your blood takes a very long trip through your body. If you could stretch
    out all of a human's blood vessels, they would be about 60,000 miles
    long. That's enough to go around the world twice.

  13. Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days.

  14. If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach
    about 60,000 miles.

Eyes Facts

  1. We should never put anything in or near our eyes, unless we have a reason to use eye drops.
    We would only do that if our doctor or parent told us to use them.

  2. Blinking helps to wash tears over our eyeballs. That keeps them clean and moist. Also, if
    something is about to hit our eye, we will blink automatically.

  3. Our body has some natural protection for our eyes. Our eyelashes help to keep dirt out of our
    eyes. Our eyebrows are made to keep sweat from running into our eyes.

  4. Our eyes are very important to us, and we must protect them. We don't want dirt, sand,
    splinters or even fingers to get in our eyes. We don't want our eyes to
    get scratched or poked. That could damage our sight!

  5. The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology.

  6. The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.

  7. The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.

  8. The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

  9. The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.

  10. The cornea is the only
    living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

  11. The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye.

  12. Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.

  13. Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight cam increase the risk of glaucoma in

  14. People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.

  15. Men are able to read fine print better than women can.

  16. In the United States,
    approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person
    becoming totally blind.

  17. All babies are colour blind when they are born.

  18. A human eyeball weighs an ounce.

  19. If the lens in our eye
    doesn't work quite right, we can get glasses to help us see. Glasses
    have lenses in them that work with our eye's own lens to help us see

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

  21. The reason why your nose
    gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain
    into the nose.

  22. The most common injury
    caused by cosmetics is to the eye by a mascara wand.

  23. Some people start to
    sneeze if they are exposed to sunlight or have a light shined into
    their eye.

  24. The highest recorded speed of a sneeze is 165 km per hour.

  25. It is impossible to
    sneeze with your eyes open.

  26. The space between your
    eyebrows is called the Glabella.

  27. Inside our eye, at the
    back, is a part called the "retina." On the retina are cells called
    "rods" and "cones." These rods and cones help us to see colors and

  28. Just behind the pupil is
    a lens. It is round and flat. It is thicker toward the middle.

  29. Over the front of our eye
    is a clear covering called the "conjunctiva."

  30. The white part of our eye
    is called the "sclera." At the front, the sclera becomes clear and is
    called the "cornea."

  31. Around the pupil is a
    colored muscle called the "iris." Our eyes may be BLUE, BROWN, GREEN,
    GRAY OR BLACK, because that is the color of the iris.

  32. Our eyes have many parts.
    The black part on the front of our eye is called the "pupil." It is
    really a little hole that opens into the back part of our eyes.

  33. Your eyes blinks over
    10,000,000 times a year!

Mouth Facts
  • In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch.

  • People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because
    they have less oxygen going through their nose.

  • While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.

  • It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the

  • Tongue Facts

    1. Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our

    2. There are approximately 9,000 taste buds on the tongue.

    3. Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.

    4. 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a

    Hair Facts

    1. On average, a man spends
      about five months of his life shaving.

    2. On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years.

    3. On average redheads have
      90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.

    4. Next to bone marrow, hair
      is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.

    5. In a lifetime, an average
      man will shave 20,000 times.

    6. Humans have about the
      same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.

    7. Hair will fall out faster
      on a person that is on a crash diet.

    8. The average human head weighs about eight pounds.

    9. The reason why some
      people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral
      pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to
      a certain angle.

    10. The reason why hair turns
      gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start
      to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the
      hair colour.

    11. The big toe is the foot
      reflexology pressure point for the head.

    12. The loss of eyelashes is
      referred to as madarosis.

    13. The longest human beard
      on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway
      in 1846.

    14. The fastest growing
      tissue in the human body is hair.

    15. The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

    16. Hair and fingernails are
      made from the same substance, keratin.

    17. Hair is made from the
      same substance as fingernails.

    18. Eyebrow hair lasts
      between 3-5 months before it sheds.

    19. The first hair dryer was
      a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair.

    20. A Russian man who wore a
      beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.

    21. Everyday approximately 35
      meters of hair fiber is produced on the scalp of an adult.

    22. Brylcreem, which was
      created in 1929, was the first man's hair product.

    23. Ancient Egyptians used to
      think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect.

    24. A survey done by Clairol
      10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color
      their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.

    25. A lifespan of an eyelash
      is approximately 150 days.

    Diseases Facts

    1. People
      that use mobile phones are 2.5 time more likely to develop cancer in
      areas of the brain that are adjacent to the ear they use to talk on the
      mobile phone.

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

    3. Over 436,000 U.S. Troops were exposed to depleted uranium during the first
      Gulf war.

    4. On average, 90% of the people that have the disease Lupus are female.

    5. Many cancer patients that are treated with chemotherapy lose their hair. For
      some when the hair grows back, it can grow back a different colour, or
      be curly or straight.

    6. Diabetes is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., accounting for about
      180,000 deaths per year.

    7. Chances of a women getting breast cancer are increased by excessive use of

    8. A popular
      superstition is that if you put a piece of bread in a baby's crib, it
      will keep away diseases.

    9. A person
      that is struck by lightning has a greater chance of developing motor
      neurons disease.

    10. Every
      year in the U.S., there are 178,000 new cases of lung cancer.

    11. Every
      three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer.

    12. Asthma
      affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.

    13. Every
      eleven minutes in the U.S., a woman dies of breast cancer.

    14. Due to
      eating habits in the USA, one in three children born in the year 2000
      have a chance of getting type II diabetes.

    15. The
      oldest known disease in the world is leprosy.

    16. The
      number one cause of rabies in the United States are bats.

    17. Coughing
      can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of
      sound — over a thousand feet per second!

    18. A
      headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart

    19. The
      incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last
      five years.

    20. The flu
      pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.

    21. Each year
      in America there are about 300,000 deaths that can be attributed to

    22. Every
      three days a human stomach gets a new lining.

    23. The first
      owner of the Marlboro Company, Wayne McLaren, died of lung cancer.

    24. Soldiers
      disease is a term for morphine addiction. The Civil War produced over
      400,000 morphine addicts.

    25. Rocky
      Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks.

    26. A person
      afflicted with hexadectylism has six fingers or six toes on one or both
      hands and feet.

    27. A study
      indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half
      years earlier than non-smokers.

    28. A person
      who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth
      every ten years.

    29. Lady
      Peseshet is known to be the world's first known female physician. She
      practiced during the time of the pyramids, which was the fourth dynasty.

    30. The DNA
      of humans is closer to a rat than a cat.

    31. Teenage
      suicide is the second cause of death in the state of Wisconsin.

    32. Teenage
      cosmetic surgeries nearly doubled in the USA between 1996 and 1998.

    33. Studies
      indicate that weightlifters working out in blue gyms can handle heavier

    34. Studies
      indicate that listening to music is good for digestion.

    35. Studies
      indicate that epileptic patients that listen to Mozart's Piano Sonata
      can dramatically decrease their chance of a seizure.

    36. Lack of
      sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight

    37. It takes
      about three hours for food to be broken down in the human stomach.

    38. Over 40
      million Americans have chronic bad breath.

    39. Carbon
      monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.

    40. Fourteen
      people die each day from asthma in the United States.

    41. Every day
      the human stomach produces about 2 liters of hydrochloric acid.

    42. Nearly
      half of all Americans suffer from symptoms of burnout.In humans, the
      epidermal layer of skin, which consists of many layers of skin
      regenerates every 27 days.

    43. Native
      Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.

    44. In
      ancient Egypt, doctors used jolts from the electric catfish to reduce
      the pain of arthritis.

    45. The
      lining of the a person's stomach is replaced every 36 hours.

    46. The
      purpose of tonsils is to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed
      or breathed in.

    47. In the
      United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among

    48. The risk
      of cardiovascular disease is twice as high in women that snore
      regularly compared to women who do not snore.

    49. The
      stomach of an adult can hold 1.5 liters of material.

    50. The
      stomach can break down goat's milk faster than the milk of a cow.

    51. The smoke
      that is produced by a fire kills more people than a burn does because
      of carbon monoxide and other dangerous gases.

    52. It has
      been medically been proven that laughter is an effective pain killer.

    53. Influenza
      caused over twenty-one million deaths in 1918.

    54. In a year, there are 60,000 trampoline injuries that occur in the U.S.

    55. Even if
      you eat food standing on your head, the food will still end up in your

    56. A person
      infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.

    57. 3000 children die every day in Africa because of

    Pregnancy Facts

    1. The
      world's first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays born June 5,

    2. Some
      people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune

    3. The
      first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000

    4. Every
      day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.

    5. During
      pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times
      its normal size.

    6. Changing
      a cat's litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces
      sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.

    7. A
      pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child.

    8. May
      babies are on avearge 200 grams heavier than babies born in other

    9. When a
      women is pregnant, her senses are all heightened.

    10. Studies
      show that couples that smoke during the time of conception have a
      higher chance of having a girl compared to couples that do not smoke.

    Human Body Facts

    1. The
      Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting.

    2. The Dutch
      people are known to be the tallest people in Europe.

    3. Studies
      have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental
      performance and make individuals feel more alert.

    4. Some
      brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an
      ingredient in antifreeze.

    5. Soaking
      beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce
      flatulence caused by beans.

    6. Scientists
      say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as
      adults than those that are not breastfed.

    7. Scientists
      have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your
      immune system
      Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off
      the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked.

    8. People
      have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use
      their hand.

    9. Over
      600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic.

    10. Only one
      out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public

    11. One
      ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one

    12. One out
      of 20 people have an extra rib.

    13. One
      average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.

    14. On
      average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day
      in the United States.

    15. On
      average, a person has two million sweat glands.

    16. On
      average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping.

    17. On
      average a person passes gas 14 times a day.

    18. On
      average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United
      States daily.

    19. Nerve
      impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per

    20. Nerve
      cells can travel as fast as 120 meters per second.

    21. Mummy
      powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used
      to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.

    22. Men in
      their early twenties shave an average of four times a week.

    23. Medical
      research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor

    24. Medical
      reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking.

    25. Manicuring
      the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.

    26. Left-handed
      people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast
      reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.

    27. Ironically,
      when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the
      daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.

    28. In the
      United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical
      procedures were done in the year 2001.

    29. People
      with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin.

    30. People
      with allergies can lower allergy reactions by laughing.

    31. People
      who meet their calcium need reduce their risk of developing kidney

    32. People
      that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not

    33. People
      still cut the cheese shortly after death.

    34. People
      over the age of fifty will start to lose their dislike for foods that
      taste bitter.

    35. People of
      Ancient China believed that swinging your arms could cure a headache.

    36. The
      average weight of a newborn baby is 7 lbs. 6 oz. For a triplet baby it
      is 3 lbs. 12 oz.

    37. The
      average person spends two weeks of their life kissing.

    38. The
      average person falls asleep in about 12 to 14 minutes.

    39. There are
      approximately one hundred million people in the United States that have
      a chronic illness.

    40. There are
      approximately 60 muscles in the face.

    41. There are
      50% more males that are left handed compared to females.

    42. There are
      400 species of bacteria in the human colon.

    43. There are
      10 million bacteria at the place where you rest your hands at a desk.

    44. In a
      lifetime, an average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva.

    45. In a
      lifetime, an average driver will release approximately 912 pints of
      wind inside a car.

    46. In
      Canada, men are three times more likely than women to have seen a
      doctor in the last year.

    47. In 1832,
      in Paisley, Scotland the first municipal water filtration works was

    48. Humans
      breathe in and out approximately one litre of air in ten seconds.

    49. Girls
      have more tastebud than boys.

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

    51. Flu shots
      only work about 70% of the time.

    52. Gases
      that build up in your large intestine cause flatulence. It usually
      takes about 30 to 45 minutes for these gases to pass through your

    53. Fat is
      important for the development of children and normal growth.

    54. Every
      day, the average person swallows about a quart of snot.

    55. Eighty
      percent of 10 year old girls in the USA go on a diet.

    56. Air is
      passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person

    57. About
      twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to

    58. A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.

    59. Children who are breast fed tend to have an IQ seven points higher than children
      who are not.

    60. Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.

    61. Eating
      chocolate three times a month helps people live longer as opposed to
      people who overeat chocolate or do not eat chocolate at all.

    62. Constipation is caused when too much water is absorbed in the large intestine and
      poops become dry.

    63. A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had
      difficulty hearing.

    64. The
      average human dream lasts only 2 to 3 seconds.

    65. The average person has at least seven dreams a night.

    66. Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish,
      green colour.

    67. It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

    68. By the time you are 70 you will have easily drunk over 12,000 gallons of water.

    69. A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine

    70. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a

    71. The average person laughs about 15 times a day.

    72. The vocabulary of the average person consists of 5,000 to 6,000 words.

    73. About 10%
      of the world's population is left-handed.

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