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- The average red blood cell lives for 120 days.
- There are 2.5 trillion (give or take) of red blood cells in your body at any moment. To maintain this number, about two and a half million new ones need to be produced every second by your bone marrow.That’s like a new population of the city of Toronto every second.
- Considering all the tissues and cells in your body, 25 million new cells are being produced each second. That’s a little less than the population of Canada – every second !
- A red blood cell can circumnavigate your body in under 20 seconds.
- Nerve Impulses travel at over 400 km/hr (25 mi/hr).
- A sneeze generates a wind of 166 km/hr (100 mi/hr), and a cough moves out at 100 km/hr (60 mi/hr).
- Our heart beats around 100,00 times every day.
- Our blood is on a 60,000-mile journey.
- Our eyes can distinguish up to one million colour surfaces and take in more information than the largest telescope known to man.
- Our lungs inhale over two million litres of air every day, without even thinking. They are large enough to cover a tennis court.
- We give birth to 100 billion red cells every day.
- When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124 mph
- We exercise at least 30 muscles when we smile.
- We are about 70 percent water.
- We make one litre of saliva a day.
- Our nose is our personal air-conditioning system: it warms cold air, cools hot air and filters impurities.
- In one square inch of our hand we have nine feet of blood vessels, 600 pain sensors, 9000 nerve endings, 36 heat sensors and 75 pressure sensors.
- We have copper, zinc, cobalt, calcium, manganese, phosphates, nickel and silicon in our bodies.
- It is believed that the main purpose of eyebrows is to keep sweat out of the eyes.
- A person can expect to breathe in about 40 pounds of dust over his/her lifetime.
- There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
- From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
- Your body contains enough iron to make a spike strong enough to hold your weight.
- The surface area of a human lung is equal to that of a tennis court.
- Most people have lost fifty per cent of their taste buds by the time they reach the age of sixty.
- The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 ‘lead’ pencils.
- One square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands.
- When you blush, your stomach lining also reddens.
- The human body has less muscles in it than a caterpillar.
- If you could save all the times your eyes blink in one life time and use them all at once you would see blackness for 1.2 years!
- The life span of a taste bud is ten days.
- It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- Give a tennis ball a good, hard squee ze. You’re using about the same amount of force your heart uses to pump blood out to the body.
- The aorta, the largest artery in the body, is almost the diameter of a garden hose.
- Capillaries, on the other hand, are so small that it takes ten of them to equal the thickness of a human hair.
- Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood. This 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute.
- The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime–that’s enough to fill more than 3 super tankers.
- Babies start dreaming even before they’re born.
- The human body can function without a brain
- Humans are the only primates that don’t have pigment in the palms of their hands.
- 10% of human dry weight comes from bacteria.
- There is more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of the United States and Canada combined .
- Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
- A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months
- You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a. the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer).
- The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear , is just one-fifth of an inch long.
- The average human head weighs about 10 pounds.
- The average human brain weighs three pounds.
- The DNA helix measures 80 billionths of an inch wide.
- Your eyeballs are three and a half percent salt.
- Head lice actually prefer to live on clean heads, not on dirty ones.
- If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human’s neck.
- It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
- An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
- Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
- 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.
- It only takes 7lbs of pressure to rip your ear off.
- When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop – even your heart.
- Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.
- You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching T.V.
(contributed by: Mohan Rao on 12.10.2011)INTERESTING FACTS The average red blood cell lives for 120 days. There are 2.5 trillion (give or take) of red blood cells in your body at any moment. To maintain this number, about two and a half million new ones need to be produced every second by your bone marrow.That’s like a new population of the city ...
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Ever wondered why people who walked always felt better?
Here is the answer…
Keep walking………..& what is the medical explanation ?
Keep Walking….. Because…
The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot.
If you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.
Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to.
It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here.
This is covered in great details in Acu-pressure studies.
God created our body so well that He thought of even this.
HE made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times.
(contributed by : Amr on 09.08.2012)Ever wondered why people who walked always felt better? Here is the answer… Keep walking………..& what is the medical explanation ? Keep Walking….. Because… The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot. If you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on ...
Tom had been in Police work for 25 years.
Finally sick of the stress, he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in the hills in Tasmania as far from humanity as possible.
He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it’s total peace and quiet.
After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there.
‘Name’s Cliff, your neighbour from forty miles up the road. Having a Christmas party Friday night. Thought you might like to come at about 5:00…’
‘Great’, says Tom, ‘after six months out here I’m ready to meet some local folks Thank you.’
As Cliff is leaving, he stops. ‘Gotta warn you. Be some drinking’.’
‘Not a problem’ says Tom. ‘After 25 years in the business, I can drink with the best of ’em’.
Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. ‘More ‘n’ likely gonna be some fighting’ too.’
‘Well, I get along with people, I’ll be all right! .I’ll be there. Thanks again.’
‘More’n likely be some wild sex, too,’ ‘Now that’s really not a problem’ says Tom, warming to the idea. ‘I’ve been all alone for six months! I’ll definitely be there.. By the way, what should I wear?’
‘Don’t much matter. Just gonna be the two of us.
(contributed by : Mohan Rao on 13.06.2012)Tom had been in Police work for 25 years. Finally sick of the stress, he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in the hills in Tasmania as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it’s total peace and quiet. After six months or ...
- A doctor entered the hospital in hurry after being called in for an urgent surgery. He answered the call ASAP, changed his clothes and went directly to the surgery block. He found the boy’s father going and coming in the hall waiting for the doctor. Once seeing him, the dad yelled:
“Why did you take all this time to come? Don’t you know that my son’s life is in danger? Don’t you have the sense of responsibility?”
The doctor smiled and said:
“I am sorry, I wasn’t in the hospital and I came the fastest I could after receiving the call…… And now, I wish you’d calm down so that I can do my work”
“Calm down?! What if your son was in this room right now, would you calm down? If your own son dies now what will you do??” said the father angrily
The doctor smiled again and replied: “I will say what Job said in the Holy Book “From dust we came and to dust us return, blessed be the name of God”. Doctors cannot prolong lives. Go and intercede for your son, we will do our best by God’s grace”
“Giving advice when we’re not concerned is so easy” Murmured the father.
The surgery took some hours after which the doctor went out happy,
“Thank goodness!, your son is saved!” And without waiting for the father’s reply he carried on his way running. “If you have any question, ask the nurse!!”
“Why is he so arrogant? He couldn’t wait some minutes so that I ask about my son’s state” Commented the father when seeing the nurse minutes after the doctor left.
The nurse answered, tears coming down her face: “His son died yesterday in a road accident, he was in the burial when we called him for your son’s surgery. And now that he saved your son’s life, he left running to finish his son’s burial.”(source : user skt on 14.11.2014)