Yes, it’s that time of year again! Along with A Charlie Brown Christmas, over-eating, and an abundance of unwanted bath salts and socks, the holidays will no doubt involve a family game of Trivial Pursuit. This year, although we can’t control bad gift giving, SRxA’s Word on Health is happy to give you a head start when it comes to the green Science and Nature questions of that most festive of board games! And, if you’re planning to skip board games this Christmas for more romantic pursuits we invite to use or adapt any of the little known human body facts below as your opening chat-up line!
- Women blink nearly twice as much as men
- Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue
- Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete
- When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop – even the heart
- Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel at up to 170 miles per hour
- Children grow faster in the springtime
- It takes 72 different muscles to produce speech
- Kissing burns about 2 calories a minute
- Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour – about 1.5 pounds a year
- Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it
If you have any more weird and wacky human body facts we’d love to hear them. In the meantime we wish you success in both luck and love.