Amazing Facts about the human body:

  1. A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph.
  2. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
  3. A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
  4. A healthy individual releases 3.5 oz. of gas in a single flatulent emission, or about 17 oz. in a day.
  5. A human being loses an average of 40 to 100 strands of hair a day.
  6. A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
  7. A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph.
  8. According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week.
  9. According to the Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measures 13 inches. The smallest tops off at 1 3/4 inches.
  10. After spending hours working at a computer display, look at a blank piece of white paper. It will probably appear pink.
  11. An average human drinks about 16, 000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
  12. An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
  13. An average person uses the bathroom 6 times per day.
  14. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body.
  15. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood we have only 206 in our bodies.
  16. 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.
  17. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.

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