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Weird Facts -Bodily Functions

We may not always like to talk about them, but everyone has to deal with bodily functions on a daily basis. These are a few facts about the involuntary and sometimes unpleasant actions of our bodies. 34. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph. There’s a good reason whyyou can’t keep your eyes open when you sneeze–that sneeze is rocketing out of your body at close to 100 mph. This is, of course, a good reasonto cover your mouth when you sneeze. 35. Coughs clock in at about 60 mph. Viruses and colds get spread around the office and the classroom quickly during cold and flu season. With 60 mph coughs spraying germs far and wide, it’s no wonder. Also Read  weird Fact about internal organ 36. Women blink twice as many times as men do. That’s a lot of blinking every day. The average person, man or woman, blinks about 13 times a minute. 37. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. No wonder you have to run to bathroom when you feel the call of the wild. The average blad

Weird Facts-Internal Organs

Though we may not give them much thought unless they’re bothering us, our internalorgans are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. Here are some things to consider the next time you hear your stomach growl. 22. The largest internal organ is the small intestine. Despite being called the smaller of the two intestines, your small intestine is actually four times as long as the average adult is tall. If it weren’t looped back and forth upon itself it wouldn’t fit inside the abdominal cavity. 23. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet. No wonder you can feelyour heartbeat so easily. Pumping blood through your body quickly and efficiently takes quite a bit of pressure resulting in the strong contractions of the heart and the thick walls of the ventricles which push blood to the body. 24. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. While you certainlyshouldn’t test the fortitude of your stomach by eating a razorbl

Weird Facts-Hair and Nails

While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. The next time you’re heading in for a haircut or manicure, think of these facts. 11. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. Ifyou’ve ever had a covering of stubble on your face as you’re clocking out at 5 o’clock you’re probably prettyfamiliar with this. In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard it would grow to over 30 feet during his lifetime, longer than a killer whale. 12. Every day the average person loses 60*100 strands of hair. Unless you’re already bald, chances are good that you’re shedding pretty heavily on a dailybasis. Your hair loss willvary in accordance with the season, pregnancy, illness, diet and age. 13. Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair. While it might sound strange, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that men’s hair should be coarserthan that of women. Hair diameter also varies on av

10 Weird Facts-The Brain

The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. 1 . Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurtsright away? It’s due to the super*speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car. 2. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10*watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a greatthought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping. 3 . The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Or any other encyclopedia for that matter. Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but th

Unusual websites

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