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|Subject: ~~Weird Facts About Human Body~~ Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:59 am|| |
The human body is one freaky creature.
When you start taking a good, close look at some of the odd statistics and facts associated with our human shell, it starts to get a little weird.
Consider the fingernails. The ones on your dominant hand (left or right) grow faster than on the other hand. The longer the finger, the faster the nail grows. In other words your middle finger’s nail lengthens at a much faster rate than your pinky finger’s nail. Why, nobody knows, but research has proven this. Your fingernails grow faster than your toenails. Yeah, there are people in lab coats measuring and studying this. It makes you feel a little better about your job, now doesn’t it.
Speaking of your feet, one quarter of all your bones are found inside your Addidas.
And while we’re on the topic of bones, you’ve got more when you are born (300) than when you die (206). In order to make travel down the birth canal easier on dear old mom, bones like the skull are made up of component bones which fuse together after birth.
Sing along now, “The leg bone is connected to the knee bone” or something like that.
Oh, and an infant’s eyeballs are the same size at birth as at death while the human head is one quarter of the length of the body at birth, but just one eighth of the length of the human body in adulthood.
Every person, except for twins, has an individual smell, kind of like a scent fingerprint.
As for smells, the brain remembers on average 50,000 different aromas and women’s noses are more sensitive than men’s.
The list of odd facts about the human body just goes on and on.