Facts of the Week 9-19-11

Facts about the human body:
~ Every day, the average person swallows about a quart of mucous.
~ Humans can use sound to sense objects in their area using echolocation. It is thought that those who are blind develop this ability to heightened effectiveness.
~ It is possible for your nose to identify and remember more than 50,000 smells.
~ An average adult produces about half a liter of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about 14 occurrences of flatulence a day.
~ On a pound for pound basis, babies are stronger than oxen.
~ You are taller in the morning: Throughout the day, the cartilage between your bones is compressed, making you about 1 cm shorter by day’s end.
~ Only humans shed emotional tears. Every other animal that produces tears has a physiological reason for doing so.
~ There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
~ In the average adult, the skin covers 12-20 square feet and accounts for 12 percent of body weight.
~ There are about 9,000 taste buds on the surface of the tongue, in the throat, and on the roof of the mouth.
~ The heart beats more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime.
~ Children grow faster in the springtime

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