Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Birthday body facts

Many of you liked this post a short while ago. Now there's more. This time from Unravelling the Spiritual Mystique

  • Thinking about your muscles can make you stronger.
  • Women blink twice as many times as men do.
  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening. Layers of cartilage in the joints gets compressed during the day.
  • There are approx. 550 hairs in the eyebrow.
  • The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
  • The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
  • The life span of a taste bud is 10 days.
  • The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
  • Babies are born without kneecaps. They appear when the child is 2-6 years of age.
  • Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second.
  • Humans were first infected with the HIV virus in the 1930s.
  • The force of 1 billion people jumping at the same time is equal to 500 tons of TNT.
  • A baby is born every seven seconds.
  • You breathe about 10 million times a year.
  • The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
  • The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
  • The human body weighs 40 times more than the brain.
  • After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
  • There are more people alive today than have ever died.
  • The human body is better suited to two four-hour sleep cycles than one eight-hour one.
  • A man's beard contains between 7000 and 15,000 hairs.
  • A beard grows an average of 140mm a year
  • During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 meters of stubble
Thanks also to Crushed for the link

3 comments:

Incognito said...

You mean there are actually people who count eyebrow hairs, beard hairs etc.? I want that job.

Interesting little tidbits here.. :-)

Mr Bagel said...

I've got to be honest Jeremy one of your trivial knowledge points worries me;
Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

SO if you don't have much hair you're...?

Getting older and losing your intelligence as well? ;-D

Shalom Mr Bagel

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

No probs.
She is an interesting writer.