June 21, 2007

TT #16



Thirteen Interesting Human Body Facts

1. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
2. It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
3. Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
4. The attachment of human muscles to skin is what causes dimples.
5. Your thumb is the same length of your nose.
6. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.
7. If the average male never shaved, his beard would be 13 feet long when he died.
8. Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.
9. There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
10. Side by side, 2000 cells from the human body could cover about one square inch.
11. Women blink twice as much as men.
12.The average person's skin weighs twice as much as their brain.
13.When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.




44 comments:

Lesley said...

Sorry I didn't mean to linky twice! This is a really interesting list. So if #1 is true then how on earth did those everlasting gobstoppers in Willy Wonka work. I know...I'm over analyzing.

Melina said...

Thanks for stopping by and WOW I never knew some of these. Like that if your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Learn something new everyday.

Babe King said...

And a lot of people use their skin more than their brain, too. :-)

ps sorry if my humor got a little too black for you.

Lorelei James said...

#9 Explains why I don't understand foot fetishes....

Tilly Greene said...

I wonder why we blink more than men, is it because we're thinking twice as fast? He he, sorry, very interesting!

gabriella hewitt said...

This a really cool list. I wonder who took the time to figure this stuff out. And I have to say that I'm grateful coffee dissolves 'cause I don't know what I would do with out my mojo in the morning.

And as for pupils dilating for those you love and hate, oh, now does that raise some interesting thoughts.

Great TT. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Some of this I knew -- like the woman's heart beating faster. It's a size thing. Sort of like how much faster a hummingbird's heart beats when compared to an elephant's.

The rest are pretty cool. Heck, the whole list is pretty cool. What brought it on?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds like you learned a lot working in the medical field. I bet they're sorry you're not there anymore!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ummm... a kid with a stomach virus and general idiocy are combining to make me think you no longer work?

How's that?

Sorry. *blush*

You deserve a raise, though. You clearly know more than the average person.

PraiseFiddler said...

lol I just sat there like an idiot putting my thumb beside my nose to see if that was true LOL.

Thanks for stopping by my TT btw!

Cora Zane said...

Now that is an interesting list... The thighbones being stronger than concrete: cooooool! I can't wait to tell my hubby some of these!

Happy T13 ^_^

Angela/SciFiChick said...

Great trivia!
And now that I'm self-conscious, I'm going to start blinking..

FRIGGA said...
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FRIGGA said...

Interesting. Gross. But interesting.

My TT13 is up, this week it's . Any Apples :) Happy TT13!

FRIGGA said...

sorry for the multiple comments, but your box is cutting off part of my link - oh well

That Blue Girl said...

This is a cool list! I read the facts off to my husband. Thanks for checking out my 13 from last week. I just got the list up for this week. BTW-those are beautiful photos on your sidebar!

Perri Nelson said...

Interesting list. Of course most of the sense of "taste" is actually the sense of smell...

Trina said...

I like it! Although, I think some women blink enought for 20 people. :)

Happy TT!

L^2 said...

What a cool list! Some of these I knew, but I learned some new things too. :-)

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Sonja Foust said...

Cool stuff!

TeaMouse said...

Yep, I actually looked at my thumb...omg!

Alasandra said...

Thanks for visiting my TT.

Angela Giles Klocke said...

Oooooh...so much I didn't know!

Leighann said...

I knew there was a valid reason as to why I don't like feet! ICK!

Happy TT!

Mz Jackson said...

Wow, I found these to be very interesting, especially the one about dimples. And I wonder what body hair has to do with the liver? Wierd, huh?
Have a great weekend.

Pen said...

What a great list!

Hmmm...pupils dilating when you look at someone you love and at someone you hate! Interesting! Proves the "fine line between love & hate" theory, doesn't it?

Thomma Lyn said...

Wow, what fascinating facts! Thanks for sharing. I didn't know women blinked more than men! And fun, too, the nose and thumb thing -- as I read that, I laid my thumb alongside my nose to doublecheck! :-D

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Lady Rose said...

what a fun list! thanks for stopping by my TT

JAM said...

Cool list. I love stuff like this.

7. If the average male never shaved, his beard would be 13 feet long when he died.
Does that mean those two dudes in ZZ Top will die soon?

Mom not Mum said...

Guess I won't have to worry about my dh's liver. LOL

Amy Ruttan said...

TOo funny about the hair thing, do you think that hair absorbs the extra liquor from the liver! ;)

Very cool TT! Thanks for dropping by mine.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Wow...some of those really freak me out! But I'm in a state of heightened enlightenment right now anyway.

Did you know that we're both Lori and we're both 40? If we didn't live on opposite ends of the country, I might think that we are the same person or something.

Wow...it's really really hot where you are! Your son is adorable!

KayKay said...

I didn't know any of the thirteen facts about the human body!

jcfloresinc said...

Wow, cool human facts. Never know when they will come in handy. We're glad we are cats, its much easier. We come fully dressed. Catnip is like a uppers for cats. It makes them act crazy in a good way.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

Violet said...

Definately interesting facts. Some of them I already knew, but others I was really astonished at. No I haven't seen premonition yet, but it's on my to do list.

SlipOfAGirl said...

Is number 8 really true? That's oddly fascinating...

Happy TT -- and nice to meet you :)

Titania Starlight said...

Happy TT. Now those were some really interesting facts.:o)

Thanks for stopping by my TT and commenting. Much appreciated.

impworks said...

#3 reminds me of my first year at university. Our lecturer in materials was an expert in concrete. I learnt a lot about it and spent several afternoons making things from it including little 10cm cubes. Then we got to break them in stress machines. Plain old concrete is really, really weak but once you add some metal reinfocing, chemicals, agregates and other stuff it can be really strong. If you really want to make it strong though the traditional techniques of blessing it with whisky or guiness can make it shockingly strong but no one knew why...

Adelle said...

Very informative list. Most I didn't know. I guess we learn something new everyday. THanks for sharing! Happy T13!

Danica/Dream said...

Interesting facts! I had no idea on some of them.

Gloria said...

I measured my thumb to my nose immediately. Yeap! I'm normal! =)

This was a very interesting list! Though I'm not too fond of the feet thing...but still, informative! =D

Michelle M Pillow said...

Happy T13! Sorry I'm late!

PJ said...

Wow, interesting facts!

FRIGGA said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know I posted the answers to the TT13 All or Nothing Q's. It's up at Any Apples. :)