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Friday, March 8, 2013

Did you know?


  • Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
  • Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. person jumping 780 ft. into the air.
  • 40 years ago: An all-female population of lizards was discovered in Armenia.
  • There are no poisonous snakes in Maine.
  • The human eye blinks an average of 4,200,000 times a year.
  • The tentacles of the giant Arctic jellyfish can reach 120 feet (36.6 meters) in length.
  • The heaviest human brain ever recorded weighed 5 lb. 1.1 oz. (2.3 kg.).
  • If you could throw a snowball fast enough, it would totally vaporize when it hit a brick wall.
  • If you stretch a standard Slinky out flat it measures 87 feet long.
  • If you could drive to the sun -- at 55 miles per hour -- it would take about 193 years
  • The moon is one million times drier than the Gobi Desert.
  • Every year in the US, 625 people are struck by lightning.
  • Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • Only humans sleep on their backs.
  • 15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second.
  • Every minute, 30-40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body.
  • If your mouth was completely dry, you would not be able to distinguish the taste of anything.
  • The animal with the largest brain in relation to its body is the ant.
  • Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.
  • Sharks are immune to cancer.
  • Lobsters have blue blood.
  • Shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.
  • A mosquito has 47 teeth.
  • Ants do not sleep.
  • The earliest cockroach fossils are about 280 million years old.
  • The average person has 100,000 hairs on his/her head. Each hair grows about 5 inches (12.7 cm) every year.
  • A cockroach can live for several weeks without its head.