I thought I would change it up a little bit and give you some fun facts about the human body I found while researching for this month’s post. I did not intend for this to be my contribution but I thought these things were interesting and it sparked my interest so much that I spent the next 2 hours searching different facts about the human body. I hope it does the same for you. The website that I got this information is cited below.
- The heart is the strongest muscle in the body.
- The largest muscle in your body is located in your rear end.
- The human neck has the same number of vertebrae as a giraffe’s neck.
- There are 22 bones in the human skull.
- The human skull is 80% water.
- The average human head weighs about 8 pounds.
- Your heart is just a bit bigger than your fist.
- The heart pumps 36,000 gallons of blood a day.
- The smallest bone in the body is in your ear.
- The femur (thigh bone) is the biggest bone in the body.
- The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
- The strong contraction of your heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood up to 30 feet.
- The average person loses about 80-100 hairs a day.
- Your nose makes about a cup of snot each day.
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
- The air released from a sneeze can exceed 100 mph.
- It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
- From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
- At rest a normal person breathes 10-15 times a minute. A baby takes about 40-50 breaths a minute.
- Like a fingerprint, every person has a unique tongue print.
- Every time you step forward, you use fifty-four muscles.
- The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court.
- Food stays in your stomach for 2 to 4 hours.
DeLeo, K. (2010). Did you know? Fun Facts about the Human Body. Retrieved from: http://www.healthnews.com/en/news/Did-You-Know-Fun-Facts-About-the-Human-Body/0TeXR7Nj53gQP6aFaH61IL/
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