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Fun Human Body Facts for Kids

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50 Fun Human Body Facts




1. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.



2. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.



3. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.


4. The brain itself cannot feel pain.



5. 80% of the brain is water.



6.  Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair.



7. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.



8.   A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.



9. The average person expels flatulence 14 times each day.



10. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.



11.  About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home.



12. Bone is stronger than some steel.



13. The feet account for one quarter of all the human body’s bones.



14. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream.



15. Babies are, pound for pound, stronger than an ox.



16. Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.



17.  The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.



18.  Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.



19. Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.



20. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.



21. Earwax production is necessary for good ear health.



22. The aorta is nearly the diameter of a garden hose.



23. You could remove a large part of your internal organs and survive.



24. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet.



25. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.



26. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.



27. Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.



28.  By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women will snore.



29. Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.



30. A simple, moderately severe sunburn damages the blood vessels extensively.



31. When we touch something, we send a message to our brain at 124 mph.



32. We have copper, zinc, cobalt, maganese, phosphates, nickel and silicon in our bodies.



33. A person can expect to breathe in about 40 pounds of dust over his/her lifetime.



34. From the age of 30, humans begin to shrink in size.



35. The amount of carbon in the human body is enough to fill about 9,000 'lead' pencils.



36. One square inch of human skin contains 625 sweat glands.



37. The human body has less muscles in it than a caterpillar.



38. If you could save all the times yor eyes blink in one life time and use them all at once you would see blackness for 1.2 years!



39. The life span of a taste bud is 10 days.



40. It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.



41. The human body can function without a brain.



42. Humans are the only primates that don't have pigment in the palms of their hands.



43. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of 3 months.



44. The average human head weighs about 10 pounds.



45. The average human brain weighs 3 pounds.



46. Your eyeballs are 3.5% salt.



47. The average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.



48. It only takes 7lbs of pressure to rip your ear off.



49. Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.



50. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching T.V.















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