Did You Know?

  • There are approximately 96,000 km of blood vessels in the human body.
  • Each person sheds 22 kilograms of skin in his or her lifetime.
  • More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing. Make sure to wash your hands each time you enter your house.
  • A person will die from starvation in 2-3 weeks but without sleep, will die in just 5 days. Make sure your 10 year old sleeps 10 hours a night.
  • When you were born, you had 300 bones. Now you have 206, if you are an adult. The rest of the bones have not disappeared – they have merely fused together.
  • The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and more pressure-sensitive nerve endings per square inch than any other part of your body.
  • Human fingers stretch and bend about 25 million times in a normal lifetime.
  • Like fingerprints, every person has a unique tongue print.
  • For every pound of fat gained, you add seven miles of new blood vessels. New tissue needs blood supply, so your vascular system expands to accommodate it. Lose a pound? Your body will break down and reabsorb all the unneeded blood vessels.
  • On average, you are approximately one half inch taller when you wake in the morning, thanks to excess fluid between within your spinal discs that is squished out as you walk during the day.
  • Your stomach manufactures a new lining every three days to avoid digesting itself.
  • Your body produces enough heat in only thirty minutes to boil a half-gallon of water
  • Human bone is as strong as granite, relative to supporting resistance. A matchbox-size chunk of bone can support 18,000 pounds? Compared to concrete, human bone is four times greater in support strength.
  • Your heart beats 40,000,000 times per year. Over your lifetime that is 2.6 billion heartbeats!