Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Trivia Tuesday

Some trivia and facts about the human body:

A foetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day. (Not me, I don’t do that).

An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.

An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.

In the late 19th century, millions of human mummies were used as fuel for locomotives in Egypt where wood and coal was scarce, but mummies were plentiful.

On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000.

The average adolescent girl has 34,000 underdeveloped egg follicles, although only 350 or so mature during her life (at the rate of about one per month).

The feet account for one quarter of all the human body’s bones.

Women blink twice as many times as men do.

The largest known kidney stone was 17 cm in diameter and about the size of a coconut, removed from a man in Hungary in 2009.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum. The smallest is the male sperm.

Bonus Body Bit:

While sitting at your desk make clockwise circles with your right foot. While doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. 

Your foot will change direction.

(After a while I managed to do it without my foot changing direction: I drew the 6 in the reverse order, starting from the inside and working outwards in the same direction as the moving foot).

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