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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Some UNUSUAL FACTS about the human body

Our body is not as general and simple as you see. In fact, it is one of the most complicated being on earth. Here are some unusual facts about the human body if you want to know why.
    You get a new stomach lining every three to four days? If you didn't, the strong acids your stomach uses to digest food would also digest your stomach.

    The average person, man or woman, blinks about 13 times a minute.

    Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print.

    Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. That works out to about 1.5 pounds each year, so the average person will lose around 105 pounds of skin by age 70.

    Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die. They do appear longer when we die, however, as the skin dehydrates and pulls back from the nail beds and scalp.

    We start off life with 350 bones, but because bones fuse together during growth, we end up with only 206 as adults.

    Your nose is not as sensitive as a dog's, but it can remember 50,000 different scents.

    The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body. While not exact down to the last millimeter, your armspan is a pretty good estimator of your height.

    The small intestine is about four times as long as the average adult is tall. If it weren't looped back and forth upon itself, its length of 18 to 23 feet wouldn't fit into the abdominal cavity, making things rather messy.

    You use 200 muscles to take one step. Depending on how you divide up muscle groups, just to take a single step you use somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 muscles. That’s a lot of work for the muscles considering most of us take about 10,000 steps a day.

There are still lots of unusual facts about our human body that were once you thought just ordinary. But no... Just take a second closser look.