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Factoids for the trivia lover… | December 26, 2020

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! 

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…

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Resources:

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

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

https://www.triviacountry.com/17_Medicine_Trivia.htm

https://www.factmonster.com/math-science/biology/human-body/body-trivia

https://www.factretriever.com/body-facts

https://brightside.me/article/100-quick-and-fascinating-facts-about-the-human-body-38305/

http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/science/trivia/human/index.html

 


6 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on Disablities & Mental Health Issues.

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    Comment by Kenneth — December 26, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

  2. The brain does not lie, like some doctors say it does, mainly theirs. Treat the brain with ”respect” not abuse.

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    Comment by James D — December 26, 2020 @ 11:50 AM

  3. Factoid-There are said to be 37 trillion human cells in an average human and yet there are about three times as many non human cells … The so-called Microbiota…including bacteria, yeasts, viruses etc. (we are more non-human than we are human ?!)

    Most of the bacterial cells are vital which is why the improper use of antibiotics can cause terrible side effects … and it is also why the sensible use of probiotics especially healthy Kefir can be very beneficial, especially to one’s mood, digestion and even energy level.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Michael H — December 26, 2020 @ 1:25 PM

  4. have heard some before, but always new things to learn- nice ‘activity’ to read for the afternoon!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Karen — December 26, 2020 @ 3:15 PM

  5. Low Thyroid Can Cause Seizures…

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Doreen Mack — December 26, 2020 @ 5:02 PM


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