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26 Interesting Facts About Humans

26 Interesting Facts About Humans
A brief inventory of interesting facts about this most peculiar of species makes for a stimulating read...
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  • A brief inventory of interesting facts about this most peculiar of species makes for a stimulating read

    • Women blink twice as often as men.

    • We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening. That’s because layers of cartilage in the joints get compressed during the day.

    • Most dust particles in your house are dead skin.

    • Babies are born without any kneecaps. They appear when the child is 2 - 6 years old.

    • Thinking about your muscles can make you stronger.

    • The index finger is the most sensitive of the five fingers.

    • The human body weighs 40 times more than the human brain.

    • Eating too much decreases your hearing powder.

    • A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.

    • Your urine will turn bright yellow if you eat too much asparagus.

    • If you eat too many carrots your skin colour can turn orange.

    • You breathe 10 million times over the span of a year.

    • There are more people alive today than have ever died.

    • A man’s beard consists of 7000 to 15000 hair follicles.

    • A beard grows an average of 140mm per year.

    • Your hair becomes 70 per cent easier to cut when soaked in warm water for a period of two minutes.

    • Four million people die annually from diarrhea infections caused by poor sanitary conditions.

    • The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.

    • A single strand of female hair has half the diameter of its similar male counterpart.

    • By sleeping in a very cold room you increase your chances of having a nightmare.

    • The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

    • The strongest muscle in the human body lies in the tongue.

    • When filming summer scenes in winter, actors suck on ice cubes just before the camera rolls. It cools the mouth so that breath doesn’t condense in the icy air.

    • The first cases of the HIV virus appeared in the 1930s.

    • During an average lifetime, a man will spend 3,350 hours shaving off 8.4 meters of stubble.

    • About 4.5 million people have their health adversely affected by air pollutants on a yearly basis.

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  1. It's cool... But the thing, is why couldn't i coppy these statements...?

    on Feb 15 2012 1:14AM Report Abuse SANTHOSH KUMAR.

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