Tuesday’s Science Stuff

All About The Human Body – 10 Cool Facts

  • The longest cells in your body are the motor neuron cells. They can be up to almost four and a half feet long and go from your big toe up to your spine.
  • The majority of your body heat, 40 – 50 % is lost through your head. So wear a hat!
  • The smallest bone in your body is the stirrup bone, in your ear.
  • Children have more bones than full grown adults. As a child grows, certain bones fuse together.
  • Like your fingertips, every human tongue has a unique tongue print.
  • It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile.
  • Fingernails grow faster than toenails.
  • If you stare at a computer screen long enough, a white piece of paper will look pink.
  • A study in Germany concluded that more heart attacks take place on Mondays than on any other day of the week.
  • By the age of 60, most people have lost half of their taste buds.

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