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Fun Facts about Humans
- If stomachs did not have a lining of mucus, your stomach would digest itself.
- There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body.
- It takes about 60 seconds for a human blood cell to make a complete circuit of the body.
- The average person will shed 40 pounds of skin in his/her lifetime.
- 1/15th of a pint of blood is pumped with every heartbeat.
- Humans share 98.4% of our DNA with chimps. In comparison, we share 70% of our DNA with a slug.
- The lightest baby to survive weighed a mere 283 grams.
- On average, women say 7,000 words per day while men manage just over 2,000 words.
- The human brain uses 20% of the body’s energy but is only 2% of the body’s weight.
- On average, humans lose 40-100 strands of hair per day.
- A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100mph.
- A cough can reach the speed of 60mph.
- The average person will drink about 16,000 gallons of water in his/her lifetime.
- It takes 17 muscles to smile while taking 43 muscles to frown.
- The human brain is composed of 75% water.
- Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
- More germs are transferred while shaking hands compared to kissing.
- There are approximately 550 hairs in a person’s eyebrow.
- The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
- A person produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in an average lifetime.
- The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
- The number of eye blinks varies greatly from about 29 blinks each minute if you are talking to someone to only 4 blinks each minute if you are reading.
- The average human blinks 25 times per minute.
- A nail takes around 6 months to grow from base to the tip.
- Each second 10,000,000 cells die and are replaced in your body.
- Your liver performs over 500 functions in your body.
- The average person spends 1/3 of their lifetime sleeping.
- More germs are transferred when shaking hands than kissing.
- The average person (from western culture) consumes 10 liters of alcohol per year.
- Roughly 75% of people who play the radio in their car sing along to it.
- 31. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
- Your right lung takes in more air than your left one does.
- The human brain is composed of 75% water.
- 70% of the composition of dust in your home is made up of shed human skin and hair.
- The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
- One human hair can support 3kg.
- Humans are the only animals that cry tears and blush.
- It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
- If the normal one hundred thousand hairs on a head were woven into a rope, it could support a weight of more than twelve tons.
- The fingernail grows about 1.5 inches per year.
- The total amount of skin covering an adult human weighs 6 lbs.
- The average person flexes the joints in their fingers 24 million times during a lifetime.
- Each person inhales about seven quarts of air every minute.
- On average, we breathe between 12 and 18 times a minute.
- The average guy will grow about 27 feet of hair out of his face during his lifetime.
- Approximately 1 out of 25 people suffer from asthma.
- The average man sweats 2 1/2 quarts every day.
- One out of every hundred American citizens is color blind.
- An average person laughs about 15 times a day.
- A human heart beats 100,000 times a day.