Amazing Facts (Health and Body)

• A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for approximately sixty-nine years.
• 1 out of every 4 kids in the USA is overweight.
• 41% of women apply body or hand moisturizer a minimum three times a day.
• 75-90% of primary physician visits are due to stress.
• A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
• A blink lasts approximately 0.3 seconds.
• A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing.
• A fetus develops fingerprints at eighteen weeks.
• A fetus starts to develop fingerprints at the age of eight weeks.


• A fetus that is four months old, will becomes startled and turn away if a light is flashed on the mother's stomach.
• A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.
• A human embryo is smaller than a grain of rice at four weeks old.
• A kiss for one minute can burn 26.
• A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians.
• A person infected with the SARS virus, has a 95-98% chance of recovery.
• A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will on average lose two teeth every ten years. • A person will burn 7 percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
• A sneeze can travel as fast as one hundred miles per hour.
• A study concludes that kids who snore do poorly in school.
• A study indicates that smokers are likely to die on average six and a half years earlier than nonsmokers.

• A women from Berlin Germany has had 3,110 gallstones taken out of her gall bladder.
• A world record 328 pound ovarian cyst was removed from a woman in Galveston, Texas, in 1905.
• A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.
• About twenty-five percent of the population sneeze when they are exposed to light.
• According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress approximately costs the U.S. industry over $300 billion dollars per year.
• After twenty-seven years, Betty Rubble made her debut as a Flintstones Vitamin in 1996.
• Air is passed through the nose at a speed of 100 miles per hour when a person sneezes.
• Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar were both epileptic.
• An adult esophagus can range from 10 to 14 inches in length and is one inch in diameter.


• An average adult produces about half a litre of flatulent gas per day, resulting in an average of about fourteen occurrences of flatulence a day.
• Approximately 1 -2 calorie are burned a minute while watching T.V.
• Approximately 25,000 workers died during the building of the Panama Canal and approximately 20,000 of them contracted malaria and yellow fever.
• Asthma affects one in fifteen children under the age of eighteen.
• At least 7% of all health care costs in the United States are attributed to smoking.
• At one time it was thought that the heart controlled a person's emotions, Babies that are exposed to cats and dogs in their first year of life have a lower chance of developing allergies when they grow older.
• Babies' eyes do not produce tears until the baby is approximately six to eight weeks old.
• Being lactose intolerant can cause chronic flatulence.
• Between 12%-15% of the population is left-handed.
• Between 1997-2002, there was an increase of 228% in cosmetic procedures in the United States.


• Bile produced by the liver is responsible for making your feces a brownish, green colour.
• Brain damage will only occur if a fever goes above 107.6 degrees farenheit.
• By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, an average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in an year.
• Carbon monoxide can kill a person in less than 15 minutes.
• Children grow faster in the springtime than any other season during the year.

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