Facts about HumanBody

Thursday, December 22, 2005 |

The human body contains enough phosphorus to make the heads of 200 matches, enough fat for seven bars of soap, and enough iron to make one nail.

The human body has enough fat to produce 7 bars of soap.

The human body has over 45 miles of nerves.

The human body has over 600 muscles, 40% of the body's weight.

The human brain is about 85% water.

The human eyes can distinguish about 17,000 different colors.

The human head weighs 7 pounds.

The human heart creates enough pressure in the bloodstream to squirt blood 30 feet.

The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30ft.

The human heart pumps 1.5 million gallons of blood a year.

The hummingbird is the only bird that can hover and fly straight up, down, or backward!

The hummingbird, the loon, the swift, the kingfisher, and the grebe are all birds that cannot walk.

The Hundred Year War actually lasted 116 years (1337 to 1453).

The ice cream soda was invented in 1874 by Robert Green. He was serving a mixture of syrup, sweet cream and carbonated water at a celebration in Philadelphia. He ran out of cream and substituted ice cream.

The idiom "pillar of salt" means to have a stroke, or to become paralyzed and dead.

The Iditarod Dogsled Race got its name from Iditarod, a small mining village along the race's route. The race commemorates an emergency operation in 1925 to get medical supplies to Nome, Alaska following a diphtheria epidemic.

The Imperial torte, a square chocolate cake with five thin layers of almond paste, was created by a master pastry chef at the court of Emperor Franz Joseph (1830 1916).

The infamous "Red Baron" was German World War I pilot Manfred von Richthofen.

The infinite sign is called a lemniscate.

The International Space Station weighs about 500 tons and is the same size as a football field.

The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.

The internet is NOT FREE, a group of companies actually own the internet.

The Jazz Singer, 1927, was the first movie with audible dialogue.

The Jordanian city Amman was once called Philadelphia.

The Kama Sutra was written by Mallanga Vatsyayana, who was rumored to be celibate.

The kangaroo and the emu are shown supporting the shield on Australia's coat of arms.

The kangaroo rat can cover ground at a rate of 17 feet per second. It can leap as much as 18 inches straight up and can switch directions at the peak of its jump.

The katydid bug hears through holes in its hind legs.

The kilt was invented by a English gentleman who came to Scotland to open a factory because he got tired of his Scottish workers showing up in a long tunic with a belt (they couldn't afford pants). Rather than raise wages so they could afford pants he invented the kilt which is just a lot of fabric and they could afford that. The kilt did not become a symbol of clan pride until the English banned the kilt in Scotland. Then it became part of national pride to wear the newly invented clan plaids.

The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache.

The kiss that is given by the bride to the groom at the end of the wedding ceremony originates from the earliest times when the couple would actually make love for the first time under the eyes of half the village!

The kissing under the missletoe tradition originated from the Druids.

The kiwi has nostrils near the tip of its bill that allows it to sniff the ground for food.

The Kiwi, national bird of New Zealand, can't fly. It lives in a hole in the ground, is almost blind, and lays only one egg each year. Despite this, it has survived for more than 70 million years.

The Kwoma of New Guinea consider it proper for the girl to make sexual advances rather than the boy in order to help the men avoid upsetting the girl's parents.

The largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies cannot be divided into a dollar).

The largest animal ever seen alive was a 113.5 foot, 170-ton female blue whale.

The largest antique ever sold is the London Bridge. It was sold and moved Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1971.

The largest baseball card collection, 200,000 cards, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The largest bell in the world is the Tsar Kolokol in the Kremlin in Moscow. It’s 20’ 2” high and 21’ 8” in diameter. Cast in 1735, it weighs 222.56 tons and has never been wrung...it cracked before it was installed.

The largest bird egg in the world today is that of the ostrich. Ostrich eggs are from 6 to 8 inches long. Because of their size and the thickness of their shells, they take 40 minutes to hard-boil.

The largest body of fresh water in the world is Lake Superior.

The largest cell in the human body is the female ovum, or egg cell. It is about 1/180 inch in diameter. The smallest cell in the human body is the male sperm. It takes about 175,000 sperm cells to weigh as much as a single egg cell.

The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum. The smallest is the male sperm.

The largest cockroach on record is one measured at 3.81 inches in length.

The largest coffee importer center in the U.S. is located in the city of New Orleans, LA.

The largest desert in the world, the Sahara, is 3,500,000 square miles.

The largest gold nugget ever found weighed 172 lbs., 13 oz.

The largest Great White Shark ever caught measured 37 feet and weighed 24,000 pounds. It was found in a herring weir in New Brunswick in 1930.

The largest hailstone ever recorded was 17.5 inches in diameter bigger than a basketball.

The largest human organ is the liver, which weighs about 55 ounces in a person weighing 150 pounds. By some definitions, the skin is an organ, in which case skin would be the largest organ at 384 ounces.

The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice article

Anonymous said...

Are you vishal murthy from St. Johns church high school passed out in 1988 ?

funlounge said...

No i am not that vishal murthy

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