Fun Trivia about Humanity
Electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain has been proven to revive long-lost memories.
A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
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.
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.
According to the Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measures 13 inches. The smallest tops off at 1 3/4 inches.
After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.
An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this you can pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.
An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.
At age seventy, 73% of men are still potent.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.
By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds.
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.)
Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.
Children laugh about 400 times a day, while adults laugh on average only 15 times a day.
Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
Every day, the average person produces about a quart of mucus.
Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue between the mandible and the voice box. Its function is to support the tongue and its muscles.
The permanent teeth that erupt to replace their primary predecessors (baby teeth) are called succedaneous teeth.
The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
The tips of fingers and the soles of feet are covered by a thick, tough layer of skin called the stratum corneum.
There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
Three-hundred-million cells die in the human body every minute.
We lose half a liter of water a day through breathing. This is the water vapor we see when we breathe onto glass.
Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.
Women's hearts beat faster than men's.