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Strange facts about the human body


An average person laughs about 13 to 15 times a day.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at up to 40 miles an hour. Slightly faster if you've been metricated; 60 k.p.h.

It is estimated that the kidneys of more than ten thousand executed Chinese prisoners have been sold since 1990. They go to the victims of kidney disease. Better than dialysis, anyway...

Alfred Hitchcock didn't have a belly button. At least he didn't in his later days. It was eliminated when he was sewn up after surgery.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. Nails and hair, t'is said, even continue to grow after death.

Bowing in Japan is a very important part of the culture. So important that shop assistants, and civil servants who come into contact with members of the public, have special bowing lessons. The precise status of the bowee must be estimated, then the bow carried out to just the right angle. Lessons take place against a stand with a bar which can be adjusted from 'peasant' to 'royalty' and the pupil must match the angle. A lot of trouble, and for what? Medical records in Tokyo show 24 recorded instances of people either being killed or receiving serious skull fractures while bowing to each other.

The average person has over 1,460 dreams a year, but remembers very few of them.

Do you drink enough water? An adult doing hard manual labour sweats up to four gallons a day. Most of the sweat evaporates, cooling down the sweater. At least in dry-ish climates it does.

The average person is half an inch taller just after getting out of bed than he or she is late in the evening.

Research indicates that mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. Oranges, on the other hand, have the opposite effect. So if you have to visit a country where malaria is rife, take a crate of oranges with you. Though if you're travelling by air, you might like to note that brewer's yeast tablets apparently also work.

It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the moon is directly overhead.

Did you know that if you were to lay all the blood vessels from a human body end to end they would encircle the earth. But, in a similar vein (!), please note that if you were to lay all the blood vessels from a human body end to end the owner would be quite upset.