Get in touch with your Body.. Odd Facts
May 3, 2007 10:54pm CST
* We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening. Layers of cartilage in the joints gets compressed during the day. * There are approx. 550 hairs in the eyebrow. * The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. * The life span of a taste bud is 10 days. * The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910. * The largest known kidney stone weighed 1.36 kilograms. * Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin. * Kidney stones come in any color--from yellow to brown. * Babies are born without kneecaps. They appear when the child is 2-6 years of age. Before that they are just cartilage. * Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second! * The average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime. * If you ate too many carrots you would turn orange. * The force of 1 billion people jumping at the same time is equal to 500 tons of TNT. * A baby is born every seven seconds. * You can tell if a skunk is about if you smell only .000000000000071 ounce of its spray. * You breathe about 10 million times a year. * The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream. * The foot is the most common body part bitten by insects. * The most common time for a wake up call is 7 a.m. * The typical person goes to the bathroom 6 times a day. * The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. * The most sensitive finger on the human hand is the index finger. * The human body weighs 40 times more than the brain. * After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp. * A person swallows approx. 295 times while eating dinner. * Your urine will turn bright yellow if you eat too much asparagus. * There are more people alive today than have ever died. * The human body is better suited to two four-hour sleep cycles than one eight-hour one. * A man's beard contains between 7000 and 15,000 hairs. * A beard grows an average of 140mm a year * A hair is 70 per cent easier to cut when soaked in warm water for two minutes * Women's hair is about half the diameter of men's hair * During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours removing 8.4 meters of stubble * 4.5 million people have their health 'adversely affected' by air pollutants each year. * 4 million children die each year from inhaling smoke from indoor cooking fires that burn wood and Dung * 4 million people die annually from diarrhea infections, caused by poor sanitary conditions * The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.