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


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 said...

No probs.
She is an interesting writer.