Archive for ‘Human Body Facts’

April 5, 2014

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 For a long time, scientists thought that our fingers wrinkled underwater because of osmosis — meaning the skin’s cells absorbed water, causing our fingertips to shrivel up. But new research suggests another explanation for why our digits get pruney when wet: The wrinkles help us to better grip objects underwater, in much the same way tire treads help cars stay on the road.

Scientists were tipped off recently when they discovered that severed fingers didn’t wrinkle underwater. This suggested the wrinkling mechanism was controlled by the nervous system, and was therefore some kind of evolutionary response.

Source: http://www.theweek.com

January 4, 2014

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Adermatoglyphia is a rare medical condition which causes a person to have no fingerprints. It is also known as “immigration delay disease” because sufferers, have a hard time entering foreign countries where fingerprint identification is required.  There are only four known families ever documented as having adermatoglyphia.

Source: www.beineinu.org

November 4, 2013

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When you lie the temperature of your nose rises, it is known as the “Pinocchio Effect”.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com

August 15, 2013

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Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.

Source: www.snapple.com

August 14, 2013

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Less than 2% of the world’s population have green eyes.

Source: www.ask.com

August 11, 2013

Laughter is Always the Best Medicine!

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Laughing lowers the levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system.  Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100  times a day.

Source: www.nextgenupdate.com

July 11, 2013

Feed Me!

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Borborygmi is the noise that your stomach makes when you are hungry.

Source: www.snapple.com

June 22, 2013

You’ve Gotta Have Heart!

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Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is the equivalent to driving to the moon and back.

Source: www.randomhistory.com