Random Health Facts

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I found an article on random and scary health facts I found to be interesting. These originally came from Healthy Magazine.

  • Those drivers talking on their cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with a blood-alcohol level exceeding .08
  • If you bang your head against a wall, you burn 150 calories an hour (now that’s really an important one, huh?)
  • Some part of the world protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer
    “gymnasium” comes from the Greek word gymnazein, which means “to exercise naked”
  • A cup of coffee has more than 1,000 chemicals in it with 26 tested and half caused cancer in rats.
  • The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life
  • There are fewer people in the world than bacteria in your mouth
  • One cup of OJ is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs and only 2 maggots (Yuk)
  • More calories are burned sleeping than when watching tv
  • You can go blind from smoking too heavily
  • People who are right handed live about 9 years longer than left handed people
  • We are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening
  • You will eat about 60,000 lbs. of food during your lifetime (weight of 6 elephants)
  • One bacteria cell can multiply to more than 8 million cells in less than 24 hours
  • Flies can’t eat solid food
  • The wart virus is very contagious
  • Attachment of the human skin to muscles is what causes dimples
  • No one knows why people blush
  • A group of scientists report you can cure the common cold by freezing the big toe
  • The #1 cause of blindness in the US is diabetes
  • The adult human heart weighs about 10 ounces
  • Those who laugh a lot are much healthier than those who don’t
  • About 25-33% of the population sneeze when exposed to light
  • Of the 206 bones in the adult body, 106 are in the hands and feet
  • The first Band-Aid bandage was 3 inches wide and 18 inches long
  • The human brain stops growing at the age of 18

I hope you have enjoyed some of these funky facts and have learned some of the new, weird ones. Have a great day and remember that there are hundreds more of these facts out there! You’d be surprised what you can find on the Internet.
Dr Fredda Branyon

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