Monday, May 18, 2009

Cool Human Facts-2

On average, a person has two million sweat glands.

On average, Americans spend 33% of their life sleeping.

On average a person passes gas 14 times a day.

On average 1,668 gallons of water are used by each person in the United States daily.

Nerve impulses for muscle position travel at a speed of up to 390 feet per second.

Nerve cells can travel as fast as 120 meters per second.

Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went.

Men in their early twenties shave an average of four times a week.

Medical research has found substances in mistletoe that can slow down tumor growth.

Medical reports show that about 18% of the population are prone to sleepwalking.

Manicuring the nails has been done by people for more than 4,000 years.

Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgment and fast reaction, compared to right-handed individuals.

Ironically, when doctors in Los Angeles, California went on strike in 1976, the daily number of deaths in the city dropped 18%.

In the United States, 8.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were done in the year 2001.

People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin.

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