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Factoids for the trivia lover | August 5, 2011

Here are some factoids you may or may not know…

I tried to keep my trivia to things associated with health and the human body, but there are millions of other health tidbits that exist.  So, if you want to add to the list, Chime in! But don’t forget to cite the resource – even if it is your great aunt Tilly!

Ok. Here we go!

Did you know that…

It takes 17 muscles to smile — 43 to frown…

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system…

The human brain uses approximately as much energy as a 10 watt light bulb…

The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime…

Naps improve memory…

Your brain is more active sleeping than it is watching TV…

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair…

During thinking, we use on about 35% of our brains…

The human brain is 80% water…

There are about as many nerve cells in your brain as there are stars in our galaxy (give or take a billion)…

The human body weighs 40 times more than the brain…

Blueberry juice boosts memory…

Your immune system genes are core to the “chemistry” that makes you sexy…

In average, a human being will have sex more than 3,000 times and spend two weeks kissing in their lifetime…

Kissing helps prevent tooth decay…

A passionate kiss uses up 6.4 calories per minute…

Conception occurs more often in December than any other month…

Low frequency sounds are heard by babies inside the womb…

Queen Victoria eased the discomfort of her menstrual cramps by having her doctor supply her with marijuana…

Women blink nearly twice as much as men…

On average, a woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s heart…

Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better…

The difference between people who are thin and those who are obese is not how many fat cells they have, but rather the size of these cells…

The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap…

Licking a stamp leads to the consumption of 1/10 of a calorie…

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent…

More and more Americans go to a female dentist…

The average video gamer is typically 35-year-old male who is most likely depressed, overweight, and introverted…

Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) is four times more common in women than in men…

People with depression are five times more likely to have a breathing-related sleep disorder than non-depressed people…

Butter was once thought to cause schizophrenia…

People say “Bless You” when you sneeze because when you sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond…

A sneeze can reach 100 mph…

A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph…

The sound of a snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill…

You cannot dream at the same time as snoring…

Sleep is the only proven cure for sunburn…

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning…

Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers…

On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year…

The first operation to use anesthesia was a breast cancer surgery…

The combined internal surface area of a pair of human lungs is equal to about the area of a tennis court…

The left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart…

4.5 million people have their health ‘adversely affected’ by air pollutants each year…

The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue…

Every person has a unique tongue print…

Ambidextrous taken to mean “able to use both hands equally,” really translates as “having two right hands”…

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing…

It is impossible to lick your elbow…

There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being…

The total weight of skin for an average adult human is 6 pounds…

Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days – almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime…

If all the veins in your body were laid end-to-end, you’d be dead…

There are 35 million digestive glands in the stomach…

Your foot is the same length as your forearm…

Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete…

Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones…

The first vertebra of your neck is called the ‘Atlas,’ because it holds up your head…

The human eye detects 10 million colors…

Resources:

http://www.weightladder.com/facts-about-weight-and-weight-loss/

http://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00281/interestingfact.htm

http://www.allrandomfacts.com/

http://opossumsally.homestead.com/Facts/TrivialFacts.html

http://thesilentteen.webs.com/randomfacts.htm

http://www.thecryptmag.com/Online/29/RandomFacts.html

http://www.berro.com/entertainment/general_interesting_facts.htm

http://www.snoreeze.com/

http://www.littleknownfactsshow.com/morefun.html

http://bestfunfacts.com/home.html

http://www.newzonfire.com/2009/05/13/20-bizarre-humorous-medical-facts/

http://verylittleknownfacts.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html

 


18 Comments »

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    Pingback by Did you know? - Epilepsy Forum — August 5, 2011 @ 4:24 PM

  2. These are very interesting facts. I did not know that the tounge was so strong.

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 5, 2011 @ 4:49 PM

  3. (“Kissing helps prevent tooth decay…”)

    You won’t see a Politician with bad teeth because they’re always kissing ass.

    source:

    “Self observation”

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    Comment by mkfarnam — August 5, 2011 @ 6:38 PM

  4. Women blink nearly twice as much as men…

    On average, a woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s heart…
    ==========================
    Womens vocal cords are faster than mens too.lol

    source:
    Marriage

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    Comment by mkfarnam — August 5, 2011 @ 6:59 PM

    • Hi, I am not out to get you. I just want to discuss these things that we are fining out.

      It is interesting.

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      Comment by Ruth Brown — August 6, 2011 @ 1:15 AM

  5. Is that why women sing opera’s better than men?

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 5, 2011 @ 8:04 PM

  6. Go get ’em Ruth!!! 🙂

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — August 5, 2011 @ 9:54 PM

    • Phylis, I am not out to get anyone. Isn’t it the point to discuss these things that we are finding out?

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      Comment by Ruth Brown — August 6, 2011 @ 1:17 AM

  7. Mike, if a women’s heart beats faster than a man, how come men have more heart attacks than women. Are do women having more heart attacks than men?

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 6, 2011 @ 1:13 AM

  8. The skin on your lips is 200 times more sensitive than your fingertips.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — August 6, 2011 @ 1:47 PM

  9. Is that why kisses are better on the lips?

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 7, 2011 @ 2:31 AM

  10. A 20 second hug can Lower Blood Pressure, thus preventing heart attacks. And women benefit more then men. 🙂 Maybe cuz we Hug More? 🙂 😉

    Another fact on this page: Talking w/ your Pet could Lower Stress. 🙂

    BBC NEWS /Health / How Hugs can aid women’s hearts

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2hi/4131608.stm

    Love Candi Oh and a 20 second Hug! 🙂 :0 ((((((((((XX)))))))))) 😉

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    Comment by candi — August 7, 2011 @ 11:16 AM

    • Curvy hips make you smarter!

      Curvy hips indicate smart women who will deliver intelligent children! Women should have fat in their hips, rather than their waist, because hip fat is usually high on omega-3 fatty acids (fat that develops the brain), while waist fat is high on omega-6 fats that do not develop the brain.

      University of Pittsburg and University of California

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — August 7, 2011 @ 1:22 PM

  11. Phylis, It is true, what you say, but how many women want to have fat hips?

    Candi, that must be why we want to hug. We know it is good for us. My husband has higher blood pressure than I do. All of those hugs on the internet are actually lowering our blood pressure.

    HUGS
    Ruth

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 7, 2011 @ 2:31 PM

  12. “Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. It is 10 times more effective than valium!” Hmmmm.

    http://www.stunning-stuff.com/list-funny-facts/6.html

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — August 7, 2011 @ 3:36 PM

  13. I am going to have to check my hair for zinc and copper to see how intelligent I am. Do I really want to know?

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    Comment by Ruth Brown — August 25, 2011 @ 8:17 AM


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