The Human Body

The human body is a machine full of wonder. These facts will amaze you…..

-Scientists say the higher your I.Q., the more you dream.
-The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.
-You use 200 muscles to take one step.
-The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.
-Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.
-A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands.
-A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.
-The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
-The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
-It takes food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

-The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds.
-Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.
-At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell
-There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
-Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
-The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.
-Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born
-When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate; and they do the same when you are  looking at someone you hate.
-Your thumb is the same length as your nose.

At this very moment I know full-well you are putting this last fact to the test.  Now remove your thumb from your nose and pass this on to the friends you think might be interested in comparing their thumbs to their noses as well! 🙂


9 responses to “The Human Body

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  2. Hah, i measured the length of my right thumb using my left index and thumb and had that up against my nose. But still, it sounds preposterous enough for anyone to put it to the test

  3. I totally believe this one- “Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil” and you know i’m not joking! LOL

  4. A beautiful picture, is it your own work? if not who’s the artist?
    BTW, your hand from heel to fingertip is exactly the same size as your face from chin to hairline (that’s your original hairline if you’ve gone bald!); and your foot is exactly the same length as your wrist from your elbow to the heel of your hand…
    now, try to resist the urge to test this fact… or if you’re in a busy office, see if you can test without anyone noticing!

  5. “The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.”

    This seems very unlikely. I doubt an individual cell can hold much information at all- it’s the huge number of them, and moreso the associations between them that gives us our memory capacity.

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