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Fascinating Facts

  • The muscles in your heart can create enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.
  • Nearly 80 of all sudden cardiac arrests happen at home.
  • Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  • Your heart rate can rise as much as 30 times during a yawn.
  • Every drop of blood in the body passes through the heart once per minute.
  • By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
  • There are about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult’s body.
  • In the average lifetime, a person will breathe in about 45 pounds of dust.
  • A cough releases air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
  • A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
  • The lungs are the only organ in the body that can float on water.
  • An average yawn lasts about six seconds.
  • Smokers lose an average of two teeth every ten years.
  • Bone is five times stronger than mild steel.
  • Every three months our bone cells are completely replaced.
  • Almost a quarter of your bones are in your feet and ankles.
  • One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
  • A person’s nose and ears continue to grow throughout his or her life.
  • Your thumb is the same size as your nose.
  • Airborne bacteria from a flushing toilet can reach a toothbrush placed within six feet.
  • The distance droplets can travel after a cough or sneeze: 3 – 12 feet.
  • The number of germs, per square inch, on a toilet seat: 49. The number of germs, per square inch, on an office telephone: 25,000.
  • One third of men don’t wash their hands after using the restroom.
  • Unfortunately, germs can stick to food dropped on the floor in less than five seconds.
  • Every time you lick a stamp, you consume 1/10 of a calorie.
  • If your stomach didn’t produce a new layer of mucous every two weeks, it would digest itself.
  • People eat more popcorn when watching a sad movie as compared to a happy one.
  • Food can get to your stomach even if you are hanging upside down.
  • The small intestine is about four or five times larger than the large intestine.
  • Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.
  • The record for most pushups ever performed in one day is 46,001.
  • Weight lifters who work out in gyms decorated in blue can lift heavier weights.
  • Kissing for one minute burns 26 calories.
  • The amount of time in a day that a preschooler is sedentary: 89 minutes.
  • On average, women blink twice as often as men.
  • Girls’ brains account for 2.5% of their body weight. Boys’ brains account for 2%.
  • Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
  • On average, women speak more than three times as much as men.
  • If a man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.
  • Fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor.
  • Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.
  • The average human eyelash lives about 150 days.
  • People who smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as those who do not smoke.