Strange facts about the human body

Saturday, September 22, 2007
human body

Every single day you, unless you are already bald, will lose as many as 100 strands of hair � that�s 36,500 in a year. This is rather worrying as the average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
A sneeze can blast out of your nose at a speed greater 100 mph
The human body can survive longer without food than without sleep. While starvation takes a few weeks you would die after about 10 days without sleep.
An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
Your heart beats some 37,000,000 times in a year. During your life it�s will beat some two-and-a-half billion times.
Every square inch of your body is populated by an about 32 million bacteria.
Your largest internal organ is the small intestine at an average length of 20 feet. If cut into pasta size pieces it would serve four.
85% of your brain is water.
Three-hundred-million cells die in the human body every minute.
The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days - almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.
It takes 17 muscles to smile --- 43 to frown.
The average duration of sexual intercourse for humans is 2 minutes. � see pigs
It is impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.
The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
You blink about 84 million times in a year.
When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop-- even your heart!
40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.
Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2 -6 years old.
In the course of a lifetime the average person will grow 2 Metres of nose hair.
Ladies in nudist camps tend to use more makeup than ladies elsewhere.
A team of medical experts in Virginia contends you're more likely to catch the common cold virus by shaking hands than by kissing.
The human tooth has 55 miles of canal in it.
Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
People have legs of slightly different lengths.
The average cough comes out the mouth at 60 mph.
Men / women The average person speaks about 31,500 words per day.
Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.
It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population are drunk.
Number of times intestines can wrap round


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