Monday, May 18, 2009
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.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The Gastric Flu can cause projectile vomiting.
The Dutch people are known to be the tallest people in Europe.
Studies have shown that the scent of Rosemary can help in better mental performance and make individuals feel more alert.
Some brands of toothpaste contain glycerin or glycerol, which is also an ingredient in antifreeze.
Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans.
Scientists say that babies that are breastfed are more likely to be slimmer as adults than those that are not breastfed.
Scientists have determined that having guilty feelings may actually damage your immune system
Research has indicated that approximately eleven minutes are cut off the life of an average male smoker from each cigarette smoked.
People have the tendency to chew the food on the side that they most often use their hand.
Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic.
Only one out of every three people wash their hands when leaving a public bathroom.
One ragweed plant can release as many as a million grains of pollen in one day.
One out of 20 people have an extra rib.
One average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.
On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches.
German cockroaches can survive for up to one month without food and two weeks without water.
A cockroach can change directions up to 25 times in a second.
If a cockroach breaks a leg it can grow another one.
The earliest fossil cockroach is about 280 million years old – 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs!
Cockroach can live up to nine days without its head.
Friday, May 1, 2009
The chameleon has a tongue that is 1.5 times the length of its body!
Squirrels can't remember where they hide half of their nuts.
Only male crickets can chirp.
A rabbit's teeth never stop growing.
Alligators cannot move backwards.
Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners of their eyes.
The faster kangaroos hop, the less energy they use.
An okapi's tongue can grow to be 17 inches long.
An owl's eyes are bigger than its brain.
Salamanders breath through their skin.
The guanaco of South America, a cousin of the camel, has pads on its feet to keep its feet from burning on desert sand or freezing in mountain snow.
Foxes sometimes nip at the heals of cattle so the stomping of the cattle makes mice and other rodents come out of the ground, for the fox to eat.
Salamanders are known to come out of wood when it was burning inside a fireplace, this is because Salamanders hibernate in wood.
Whether an alligator is a male or female is determined by the temperature of the nest where the egg is hatched – 90 to 93 degrees will make it a male; 82 to 86 degrees will turn it into a female.
Some animals produce their own lights, called bioluminescence. The Brazilian railroad worm has a red light on its head and green lights down its side. All it needs to drive on the street is a turn signal.
You may have heard someone say, "It’s raining cats and dogs." There have been actual documented cases from all over the world of fish, frogs, dead birds, snakes, snails, beetles, worms and jellyfish raining down from the sky in great numbers, but no reports of showers of cats or dogs.