Friday, July 15, 2011

Facts to Ponder About the Human Body

Some facts to ponder...I found the facts on a fact website (go figure). I added some of my own ponderings...

A human fetus begins to develop fingerprints at the 10th week of gestation and the process is totally completed by the 18th... As we all know, fingerprints are one of the main ways we can certify the identity of a person. It is how we can guarantee you are who you say you are. God has us ready to be identified really early in our development!!

It really is true that blood is thicker than water...approximately 4 times thicker, in fact.
More people are allergic to cows milk than any other food. It is estimated that 30 to 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, including 75% of Native Americans and African Americans, and 90% of Asian Americans.  I will have recipes for almond milk in my next blog.....

A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation (Death can occur about 10 days without sleep while starvation takes a few weeks). College students, no more all-nighters!!!

You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV. See comment above about sleep deprivation.

An average person will spend 25 years asleep. Except if you listen to my advice above...raise the bar to 26.

The fingerprints of koala bear are indistinguishable to that of a human. Next time a crime is committed at a zoo, blame the koala.

Skin is a human's largest organ. Humans on average shed and regrow outer skin cells every 27 days (almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime) and sheds .7kg (1.5 pounds) of skin each year. Most household dust is made up of dead skin cells. Can some one pass me a loofah and some skin cream???!!!

Laughing lowers levels of stress and strengthens your immune system. Proverbs 17:22
¨A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones

Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it. A good reminder to completely chew your least 20 times per bite (that´s from my therapist´s perspective and research in the field!!!)

8% of people have an extra rib. Adam must have been one of those 8%...Just sayin´. 

Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body. Still not a good reason to pierce it or stick it to a frozen street lamp.

The most common mental illnesses are anxiety and depression. Well that's depression.


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