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Old 06-18-2008   #36
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Default Strange Facts about Human Anatomy

One out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.
After the first trimester, a fetus has fingerprints. They will be unique only to him or her for their entire life.
Fingernails and toenails can grow from the base to the point within 6 months. Some people’s nails grow faster than others.
Toenails grow slower than fingernails.
It is not true that fingernails, toenails and hair continue to grow after we die. They do appear longer because when we die, we dehydrate and the skin pulls away. This causes nails and hair to look longer.
The average person expels flatulence 14 times each day.
Humans lose 40 to 100 strands of hair every day of their lives.
A sneeze travels at a rate in excess of 100 miles per hour.
If a person goes without sleep for 10 days, they will die. They will die sooner from lack of sleep than they will from starvation.
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.
A blood cell can make a complete circuit of the human body in about 60 seconds.
There are 20 feet of blood vessels in each square inch of human skin.
Each human spends a half hour as a single cell when it is first conceived.
600,000 particles of skin are shed every hour by humans. This averages 1.5 pounds annually. If you live to age 70, you have shed 105 pounds of dead skin.
It takes 43 facial muscles to frown and only 17 to smile. So keep on smiling.
Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
If you want to lessen stress hormones and make your immune system stronger, all you have to do is laugh. Remember, laughter is the best medicine on Earth.

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