Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Medical Trivia

From The Ultimate Book of Useless Information

The average talker sprays about three hundred microscopic saliva drops per minute - about two and a half droplets per word.

Fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toenails.

Your right lung takes in more air than your left lung.

A third of all cancers are sun-related.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They do not appear until the child reaches two to six years of age.

When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop - including your heart.

The human body creates enough pressure to quirt blood thirty feet.

Your hearing becomes less sharp after eating too much.

Doctors in Florida found that patients undergoing certain operations bled twice as quickly when the moon was in its second quarter.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Women started removing hair from their legs in 400BCE. They either plucked them with tweezers or singed them with a flame.

Women's hearts beat faster than men's.

Men get hiccups more often than women do.

Women blink twice as often as men do.

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