Human Body And Food Facts
Interesting trivia about human body and food facts to give your general knowledge a spicy spike. Read and share with your friends and family.
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1.2 billion pounds of potato chips are consumed each year in the United States.
25% of athletic injuries involve the hand and wrist.
25% of your bones are located in your feet.
80% of the US population will suffer from back pain due to a problem starting in their feet.
85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
90% of skin cancers occur on the face, neck, and arms, where sun exposure is greatest.
99% of the mass of the human body is made up of only 6 elements oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus.
A baby can digest up to 98% of the fat in mother’s milk.
A baby has 20 teeth which start to grow at about 6 months old.
A Big Mac contains 560 calories.
A bottle of champagne at room temperature contains about 49 million bubbles.
A can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar.
A cats breast milk is sometimes substituted for cow milk at grocery stores with its identical taste.
A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks!
A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
A healthy bladder can hold approximately 2 cups of urine for nearly 5 hours.
A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.
A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
A human eyeball weighs an ounce.
A human’s small intestine is 6 meters long.
A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.
A newborn baby’s brain grows almost 3 times in the first year.
A pair of feet have 250,000 sweat glands and can produce as much as eight ounces of sweat in one day.
A person’s front teeth are called “incisors”.
A person would die if all of the toxic ingredients of one cigarette were directly injected into the bloodstream.
A pregnant woman’s dental health can affect her unborn child.
A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.
A single act of love-making expends the same energy as 45 minutes of frisbee-throwing.
A small jolt of electricity in the brain can improve math skills for 6 months.
A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
A sneeze can travel up to 100 mph.
A toothbrush that is 6 feet within a toilet can get toilet bacteria from flushing.
A woman’s sense of smell is keener than a man’s.
A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder.
A yellow coating on your tongue means that you may have a stomach problem.
About 1 liter of blood flows through the brain every minute.
About 1 person in 20 has two extra ribs, making 13 pairs instead of 12.
About 19% of the US population has an average of 1.4 foot problems each year.
About 5% of the US population has corns or calluses each year.
About 5% of the US population has foot infections, including athlete’s foot, other fungal infections, and warts each year.
About 60% of all foot and ankle injuries, reported by the US population older than 17, were sprains and strains of the ankle.
About 70 million people suffer from food poisoning every year, with about 7 million of these cases being fatal.
About 90% of skin cancer is the direct result of UV radiation.
About a quarter of the motor cortex in the human brain is devoted to the muscles of the hands.
According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.
According to one report, it would take 800 marijuana joints to kill a person – but the cause of death would be carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to psychologists, the shoe and the foot are the most common sources of physical fetishism in Western society.
Adult human bones account for 14% of the body’s total weight.
Adults can hold about 1.5 liters of food in their stomach.
After age 30, the brain begins to lose about 50,000 neurons per day – shrinking the brain. 25% each year.
After age 30, the brain shrinks about 0.25% in mass each year.
After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.
Alcoholic beverages contain all the minerals necessary to sustain human life.
Alcoholism is a disease with 4 main features: craving, loss of control, physical dependence, and tolerance.
All babies are color blind when they are born.
All the blood in the body goes through the kidneys hundreds of times a day.
Americans on average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.
Among the most unusual flavors of ice cream ever manufactured are avocado, garlic, azuki bean, jalapeno, and pumpkin.
An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter.
An adult has 206 bones but a child has 350.
An adult human has 2 canine teeth that have points and are used for tearing.
An adults brain requires around 20% of the body’s oxygen.
An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
An average human speak 4,800 words in 24 hours.
An average women has 17 square feet of skin. When a women is in her ninth month of pregnancy she has 18.5 square feet of skin.
An avocado has more than twice as much potassium as a banana.
An excess of milk or antacids may cause kidney stones.
An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell.
Animal cells are eukaryotic cells. They are cells that have a membrane-bound nucleus.
Antioxidants like vitamin E can protect brain cells from damage caused by the consumption of large amounts of alcohol.
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
Approximately 25% of all scald burns to children are from hot tap water and is associated with more deaths than with any other liquid.
Aprox. two million red blood cells die every second.