Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Offbeat Tuesday

-A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
-A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day. Healthy...it says healthy!
-A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
-According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week. I can relate...and its absolutely correct!
-After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink. Consuming too much booze has the same effect...try it!
-Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
-Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide. Ewwwwww...just ewwwwwww!!!
-By the time you turn 70, your heart will have beat some two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average of 70 beats per minute.)
-It takes 17 muscles to smile...43 to frown.
-Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
-On average women say 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2000. No comment...
-The average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools. TMI TMI
-The human body has over 600 muscles, 40% of the body's weight.
-The human brain is about 85% water. See mom, all those times you told me there was water between my ears, you were right!
-The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.
-The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill. I hope the wife doesn't see this!
-There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
-There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.

Ok Health Class, there will be a test next Tuesday! It counts for 50% of your grade. bwhahahahaha

3 comments:

Callie said...

-Blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide. Ewwwwww...just ewwwwwww!!!


*Thats why I colon cleanse every 30 days! Recognize!!! * and I eat pumpkin seeds all the time.

meleah rebeccah said...

"-A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation."

I can personally attest to that one!

cmk said...

'-It takes 17 muscles to smile...43 to frown.'

After the horrid 'teen years' my daughters put me through, I finally know why I don't need a face lift! ;)