Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Interesting Facts about Human Body
The human body contains 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
The strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE.
The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet.
The brain of an average adult male weighs 1,375 gm (55 oz). The brain of Russian novelist Turgenev weighed 2021 gm (81 oz), Bismark's weighed 1807 gm (72 oz), while that of French statesman Gambetta was only 1294 gm (51 oz). Einstein's brain was of average size.
Interesting Facts is that Your muscles make up about one-half of your body weight.
About half of the bones in the human body are located in the hands and feet.
An adult human heart weighs about 10 ounces and beats over 100,000 times a day.
Your fingernail has the same ingredients as fly poop.
Your eye will focus on about 50 things per second.
The body has 93,000 miles of nerves in it.
Your eye expands up to 45% when looking at something pleasing.
Interesting Facts is that You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue between the mandible and the voice box. Its function is to support the tongue and its muscles.
In an average lifetime, a person produces 10,000 gallons of saliva.
The human brain is about 85% water.
The human skin weights 6 lbs.
Cholesterol is used to make sex hormones.
Interesting Facts is that When you fart in a pool, it creates a chemical reaction.
Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
About 8 million blood cells die in the human body every second, and the same number are born each second.
At - 40 degrees Centigrade a person loses about 14.4 calories per hour by breathing.
There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach.
A newborn expels its own body weight in waste every 60 hours.
There is a rare condition called Exploding Head Syndrome which you have probably never heard of.
The brain is soft and gelatinous - its consistency is something between jelly and cooked pasta.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Interesting Facts is that One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet.
Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.
Interesting Facts is that Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it's there.