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20 Odd Facts About Your Body
- It is physically impossible for you to lick your elbow.
- Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
- Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
- It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
- A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
- Women blink nearly twice as often as men.
- Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin.
- There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes and compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewelry for a loved one.
- There are more living organisms on the skin of a single human being than there are human beings on the surface of the earth.
- The longest bout of hiccups lasted nearly 69 years.
- Babies is born without kneecaps. They appear between the ages of 2 and 6.
- Men can read smaller print than women. Women can hear better.
- Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
- If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib. If you try to suppress a sneeze you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die. If you keep your eyes open by force they can pop out.
- A kiss stimulates 29 muscles and chemicals that cause relaxation. Women seem to like light and frequent kisses while men like them more strenuous.
- Every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
- Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
- The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
- Almost everyone who reads this will try to lick their elbow.
- According to Chinese acupuncture, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.
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