Did you know…
The length from your wrist to your elbow is the same as the length of your foot.
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.
On average, people can hold their breath for one minute. The world record is seven-and-a-half minutes.
On average, you breathe 23,000 times a day.
On average, you speak almost 5,000 words a day – although almost 80% of speaking is self-talk (talking to yourself).
If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you’ll feel thirsty.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, suggested that a woman could enlarge her bust line by singing loudly and often.
You’ll drink about 75,000 litres (20,000 gallons) of water in your lifetime.
Men loose about 40 hairs a day. Women loose about 70 hairs a day.
A person remains conscious for eight seconds after being decapitated.
The muscle that lets your eye blink is the fastest muscle in your body. It allows you to blink 5 times a second. On average, you blink 15 000 times a day. Women blink twice as much as men.
On average a hiccup lasts 5 minutes.
The bones in your body are not white – they range in colour from beige to light brown. The bones you see in museums are white because they have been boiled and cleaned.
If all your DNA is stretched out, it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain. One-quarter of the brain is used to control the eyes.