18 July 2010

Amazing facts about your body which you didn't know yet! Part One

i like to shoot stuff!Image by erin MC hammer via Flickr

At birth, a baby’s brain contains 14 billion cells, and this number does not increase till death. On the contrary, after the age of 25 it decreases by 100,000 cells per day. Reading a page of text in a minute kills approximately 70 cells. After the age of 40, the brain degradation is accelerated, and after 50, neurons shrink and brain volume reduces.

The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.

Babies are born with approximately 300 bones and adults have only 206 bones.

Human body contains enough fat to produce seven pieces of soap.

Nerve impulses in the human body travel with the speed of approximately 90 meters a second.

Men suffer from color blindness 10 times more often than women.

Nearly half of all human bones are located in wrists and feet.

When in doubt, medieval doctors diagnosed patients with syphilis.

People with blue eyes are more sensitive to pain than others.

Fingernails grow 4 times faster than toenails.

A person changes her skin approximately 1,000 times in a lifetime.

There are over 100 viruses causing running nose.

There are nearly 46 miles of nerves in an adult’s body.

Those who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day drink half a cup of tar a year.
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1 comment:

  1. I must say that the photo in this post attract my eyes. hahaha.

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