Tuesday, December 11, 2007

WE TRIVIA - Health Facts

* In 1972, a group of scientists reported that you could cure the common cold by freezing the big toe. ( add Picture)

* People who laugh a lot are much healthier than those who don't. Dr. Lee Berk at the Loma Linda School of Public Health in California found that laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds have it best - they laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

* Of the 206 bones in the average human adult's body, 106 are in the hands and feet. (54 in the hands and 52 in the feet)

* Approximately 16 Canadians have their appendices removed, when not required, every day.

* Men have more blood than women. Men have 1.5 gallons for men versus 0.875 gallons for women.

* The human brain stops growing at the age of 18.

* It takes 72 different muscles to produce human speech.

* Blood is red only in the arteries after it has left the heart and is full of oxygen. Blood is a purplish, blue colour in the veins as it returns to the heart, thanks to having picked up carbon dioxide and other wastes from the body's cells. In fact, your blood is red throughout only half your body. When cut, of course, the blood always appears red because it is instantly exposed to oxygen outside the body.

* During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

* The average human bladder can hold 13 ounces of liquid.

* Although your system cannot digest gum like other foods, it won't be stuck inside of you forever. It comes out with other waste your body can't use.

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