7 June 2007

The human body...

I'm still going through a slow period when it comes to thinking up things to post. Hopefully soon this dry spell will end and I will once again be able to regale you with my brilliant writing skills but until then here are a few fast facts about the human body maybe one or two of the items will be something you did not know. Then again you may not care about any of it. Read what you want....
  • The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.
  • On average, people can hold their breath for one minute. The world record is seven-and-a-half minutes.
  • Your heart beats 101,000 times a day. During your lifetime it will beat about 3 billion times and pump about 400 million litres (800 million pints) of blood.
  • Your mouth produces 1 litre (1.8 pints) of saliva a day.
  • If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty
  • You'll drink about 75,000 litres (20,000 gallons) of water in your lifetime.
  • A person remains conscious for eight seconds after being decapitated (this I find very disturbing)
  • Unless food is mixed with saliva you cannot taste it
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth.
  • On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day - although almost 80% of what you say is to yourself. (that explains a lot)

3 comments:

Steve and Warren said...

8 seconds is to long...if you lose your head.

Perhaps long enough to realize what has happened.

Yikes!

Nathan said...

I find that proper lubrication will get you through any dry spell honey :)

I'm a fact freak, so I enjoyed reading this. But the decapitating part was extremely disturbing. I'd be curious to know how they came up with that data? Did they ask for volunteers? Eek!

mark said...

Ah, I've been in a dry spell for MONTHS it seems. I do nothing but recap my weekends anymore.

*yawn*