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Post by KNIGHT RIDER CLUB on Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:27 am

The study of the iris of the eye is called iridology.

The shark cornea has been used in eye surgery, since its cornea is similar to a human cornea.

The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.

The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams.

The eye of a human can distinguish 500 shades of the gray.

The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels.

The conjunctiva is a membrane that covers the human eye.

Sailors once thought that wearing a gold earring would improve their eyesight.

Research has indicated that a tie that is on too tight cam increase the risk of glaucoma in men.

People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.

Men are able to read fine print better than women can.

Hair Facrs;
On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.

On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years.

On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.

Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.

In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times.

Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.

Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.

The average human head weighs about eight pounds.

The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle.

The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour.

The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.

The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis.

The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846.

The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.

The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

Heart Facts;
Women hearts beat faster than men.

Three years after a person quits smoking, there chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.

The human heart weighs less than a pound.

The human heart can create enough pressure that it could squirt blood at a distance of thirty feet.

The first open heart surgery was performed by Dr. Daniel Hall Williams in 1893.

Scientists have discovered that the longer the ring finger is in boys the less chance they have of having a heart attack.

The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.

The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.

Olive oil can help in lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing the risk of heart complications.

In a lifetime, the heart pumps about one million barrels of blood.

In 1967, the first successful heart transplant was performed in Cape Town, South Africa.

People that suffer from gum disease are twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack.

Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 8 and 9 AM.

The human heart beast roughly 35 million times a year.
Mouth Facts;
In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch.

People whose mouth has a narrow roof are more likely to snore. This is because they have less oxygen going through their nose.

While sleeping, one man in eight snores, and one in ten grinds his teeth.
Pregnancy Facts;
The world's first test tube twins are Stephen and Amanda Mays born June 5, 1981.

Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system.

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

Every day, over 1,300 babies are born prematurely in the USA.

During pregnancy, the average woman's uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.

Changing a cat's litter box can be dangerous to pregnant women, as cat feces sometimes carry a parasite that can cause harm to the developing baby.

A pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child.


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