Strange Health Facts

Strange Health Facts

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Do you know things like, how many times does your heart beat per day
or why you have more bones in your body when you were born?  Well your
body does things you may never have known or thought about.  You may
know some of the obvious things like your heart pumps blood or that
you have toes and fingers and bones, etc. Well here are 25 interesting
facts you may have not known.

1.      The human body contains 30,000 billion red blood cells.
2.      The enamel on your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.
3.      The human heart beats about 100,000 times each day.
4.      The human finger will stretch and bend about 25 million times in a lifetime.
5.      The average person has about 100,000 hairs on their scalp.
6.      Every human has a distinct tongue pattern, like your finger does.
7.      According to health24.com, when you look at an object your retina
sees it upside down, however your brain will correct this and make it
appear right side up.
8.      All humans share 98.4% of their DNA with a chimp and 70% with a slug.
9.      You can transfer more germs by shaking someone’s hand than if you
were to kiss them.
10.     Each human will shed up to 22 kilograms of skin in a lifetime.
11.     Nerve impulses can travel to and from the brain reaching speeds of
up to 170 miles per hour.
12.     A human brain cell can hold 5x as much information as an
encyclopedia could, according to wellspringdaily.com.
13.     Your brain is more active at night than it is during the day.
14.     Scientists are saying that the higher your I.Q is, the more you will dream.
15.     80% of the brain is water
16.     Before anyone could notice you have a bald spot you would need to
have lost 50% of your hair.
17.     The nail that grows the fastest is on the middle finger.
18.     The acid that builds in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve
a razorblade.
19.     The surface area of your lung is equal to a tennis court.
20.     Coughs can reach a speed of 60 mph and a sneeze can reach 100 mph.
21.     After eating too much food, your hearing isn’t as sharp as before.
22.     You nose can remember up to 50,000 different scents.
23.     Your eyes stay the same size from birth on, however your nose and
ears will keep growing.
24.     We all are 1 centimeter taller in the morning than we are in the evening.
25.     In 30 minutes, your body gives off enough heat to bring a half
gallon of water to a boil.