March 30, 2008

Interesting and unusual health trivia

This is a compilation of some strange, unusual, interesting but true facts. Most of these are related to human anatomy and health. Hope you enjoy reading them.

* The human body is comprised of 80 percent of water.

* The average lifespan of human eyelashes is about 3 months.

* There are about 500 hairs in an eyebrow.

* It takes more muscles (43) to frown than it does to smile (17). So smile more often.

* The average adult will stand around 0.5 inches taller in the morning than in the evening * due the slight cartilage compression that happens over the course of a day.

* Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.

* Fingernails grow faster than toenails.

* The thumbnail grows the slowest while the middle finger nail grows the fastest.

* If you go blind in one eye, you only lose about one-fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth.

* On average a person will blink over 10,000 times a day.

* Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

* Most lipsticks contain fish scales.

* The average woman consumes 6 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime.

* It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

* When you sneeze, all your body functions stop.

* Honey is the only food that does not spoil. In fact honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs is still edible.

* Pearls melt in vinegar.

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  2. I enjoyed the trivia very much. I must complement you for putting up a very nice and useful site.

  3. Hi Experiments, thanks for the kind words. Keep visiting. :)

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  5. Anonymous11:15 PM

    thnx for the trivia and info.,.

    can i used it to my web page??


  6. Anonymous11:40 AM

    "The fast does not merely detoxify; it also breaks down superfluous tissue - fat, abnormal cells, atheromatous plaque, and tumors--and releases diseased tissues and their cellular products into the circulation for elimination. Toxic or unwanted materials circulate in our bloodstream and lymphatic tissues, and are deposited in and released from our fat stores and other tissues. An important element of fasting detoxification is mobilizing the toxins from their storage areas."

  7. Anonymous9:47 AM

    Detoxification – by limbering up and prodding, poking and pinching those tissues which once lay dormant, you increase blood-flow throughout the entire body and assist in the removal of toxins.

  8. Anonymous9:54 AM

    cellphones are potentially carcinogenic. People who are affected by radiation and electromagnetic emissions and other electricity sources (like being really close to overhead power lines and transmitters), think that many of these reports are played down so as not to alarm the public, or for possibly more nefarious reasons

  9. Mahadevi9:51 AM

    Senna pods, when made into an infusion are a good mild laxative.


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