Here are a some more interesting facts about the human body …

42. There is more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of the United States and Canada combined.

43. Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

44. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months

45. You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a. the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer).

46. The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear, is just one-fifth of an inch long.

47. The average human head weighs about 10 pounds.

48. The average human brain weighs three pounds.

49. The DNA helix measures 80 billionths of an inch wide.

50. Your eyeballs are three and a half percent salt.

51. Head lice actually prefer to live on clean heads, not on dirty ones.

52. If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck.

53. It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

54. An average human drinks about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.

55. Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.

56. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour – about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.

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

58. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop – even your heart.

59. Human teeth are almost as hard as rocks.

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

61. Our eyes never grow, and our nose and ears never stop growing.

62. The thumbnail grows the slowest; the middle nail grows the fastest.

63. Children grow faster in the Spring time.

64. Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

65. You can only smell 1/20th as well as a dog.

66. People are the only creatures in the world who cry tears.

67. Every month you grow a brand new outer layer of skin … "a new you!"

68. In your very own lifetime, you'll produce enough spit to fill two swimming pools.

69. You breathe in about 7 quarts of air every minute.

70. Your dad sweats enough each day to fill up a 6 pack of soda cans … and then some.

71. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.

72. If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.

73. If you toot consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.

74. The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps blood, that it could squirt blood 30 feet.

75. Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

76. On average people fear spiders more than they do death.

77. Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

78. Did you know that you are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider?

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

80. If you blink one eye you move over 200 muscles.

82. In 24 hours, the blood in the body travels a total of 12,000 miles – that's four times the width of North America. 

A few closing thoughts from David in Psalm 139 …

"How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! . . . Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life." [Psalm 139:17-18, 23-24. NLT]

8 thoughts on “The Amazing Human Body (Pt.2)

  1. > You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching T.V. < WOW!!! Is that what I'm doing wrong. MORE SLEEP! 🙂 LOL Thanks for the post and closing thought Mark.

  2. I had to laugh, thinking of some scientist somewhere with a microscope covered in bacteria found on a square inch of human… “Thirty-one million,nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-nine….” How do they come up with the numbers? It is quite amazing to think that our wonderful creator already knew the number!

  3. The more I know of the amazing body, the more I wonder how some scientists still believed that something so delicate and wonderous can come out of nothing.
    By coming out with the theory of a Big Bang,I think it is a final grasp at the evolution theory by some scientists. Nothing can come out of nothing, that’s what science states.
    I wonder if there are any brave scientist out there who dares to prove otherwise honestly.
    Even Charles Darwin had a doubt in his book.

  4. HAHA Rhiannon! That made me chuckle. Then someone walks in and interrupts the counting scientist and he has to start all over! Good points Jeff…I often wonder the same thing. I think it takes more faith to believe the Big Bang than to believe in a Creator. The stuff that supposedly collided had to come from somewhere….so where did IT come from.
    That look like it took a long time to type out Mark. Thanks for all the interesting facts about our amazing bodies. Makes me realise how important it is to take care of mine with how intricate it is.

  5. Good on you, Richard. I hope you tell your wife that and also that she believes it.
    I know my husband thinks I have an amazing snoring ability! He reminded me this morning!

  6. Gee, I think I had better learn to stop blogging at night after a couple of glasses of red wine.

  7. Nothing like this makes sense to me because somewhere along the line something must have come from nothing, right?
    I believe it was the Big Bang that created the beginnings of what we have today. Although there is still the dilemma that everything that made the Big Bang must have come from nowhere, I find it easier to believe that very small particles all came together…tiny organisms started growing on them…they evolved and mutated…blah blah blah…and then over a VERY LONG time they finally developed into what we know now.
    However, if it wasn’t, and it was ‘the creator’ then he still must have made the beginnings from nothing. And then where would the creator come from before starting the creation, if he did not come from nothing!
    Something MUST have origanally come from nothing! Or nothing makes sense at all.
    (Actually nothing does make sense…OMG! I should be revsing now…I have an exam tomorrow but things like this just have me going round and round in circles, doing my head in along the way, and I had to write something…and I’ll let anything distract me from revision because I hate doing it so much) (I’ve nearly written a flippin book here!! Hahaha!)

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