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Amazing facts about the human body...

Your fingernails grow four times as fast as your toenails? And that People are the only animals in the world who cry tears? And that It's totally impossible to sneeze with your eyes open? And that Every month you grow a brand new outer layer of skin..."a new you"? And that Your brain weighs about three pounds, but over two pounds of that is water? And that In your very own lifetime, you'll produce enough spit to fill two swimming pools? And that If you were freeze dried, like coffee, 90% of your weight would be the real you, and 10% would be the little critters that call your body their home? And that You breathe in about 7 quarts of air every minute? Good thing it's free! And that 314 Americans had their butts lifted surgically in 1994? (Scary thought!) And that Your dad sweats enough each day to fill up a 6 pack of soda cans...and then some? And that By the time your grandmother is 72 years old, her heart will have chalked up over two-and-a-half BILLION beats! And that Your stomach makes a new layer of mucus every 2 weeks. Otherwise, it will digest itself. And that Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie. And that To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs...it will let go instantly. Hey, you never know... And that If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. And that If you toot consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. And that The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps blood, that it could squirt blood 30 feet. And that Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour And that On average people fear spiders more than they do death. And that Relative to its size, the strongest muscle in the body is the TONGUE. And that You can't kill yourself by holding your breath. And that Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. And that Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider? And that Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. And that In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. And that If you blink one eye you move over 200 muscles. And that The rush of air produced by a cough moves at a speed approaching 600 miles per hour. And that The liver performs over 500 different functions. And that Platelets are manufactured at the rate of 200 billion a day. And that

You will be totally unable to lick your elbow, and I just know you're going to try.


The length of your foot is the same las that of your forearm between your wrist and the inside of your elbow? You're probably thinking "no way", but give it a try...you'll be amazed!

Why don't you search the web for some more amazing treasures? If you find some good ones, send them my way, and I'll paste your gems on this page.

Joan Fleitas, Ed.D., R.N.

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