every Saturday morning at
9 am at
Le Boulanger at San Felipe and Yerba Buena. There is a Starbucks
across from it if you need something "special" to go with your bagel or
pastry. Away coffee this month will be on June 15th to the
Roy's Station Coffee & Teas in Japantown. Check it out
facts about your body.....
The human body is a treasure trove of
mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about the
details of its working. It's not an overstatement to say that every
part of your body is a miracle. Here are fifty facts about your
body, some of which will leave you stunned...
1. It's possible for your body to survive
without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal
organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of
your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually
every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very
healthy, but you would live.
2. During your lifetime, you will produce
enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more
important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something,
you cannot taste it.
3. The largest cell in the human body is
the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually
the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.
4. The strongest muscle in the human body
is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
5. Human feet have 52 bones, accounting
for one quarter of all the human body's bones.
6. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can
produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
7. The acid in your stomach is strong
enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your
stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so
frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.
8. The human lungs contain
approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi)
of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total
area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side
tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the
cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about
kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make
room for your heart.
9. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph,
while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
10. Your body gives off enough heat in 30
minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
11. Your body has enough iron in it to
make a nail 3 inches long.
12. Earwax production is necessary for
good ear health. It protects the delicate inner ear from
bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates
the ear canal.
13. Everyone has a unique smell, except
for identical twins, who smell the same.
14. Your teeth start growing 6 months
before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants
has a tooth when they are born
15. A baby's head is one-quarter of its
total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total
length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than
the rest of their bodies.
16. Babies are born with 300 bones, but
by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like
skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.
17. It's not possible to tickle yourself.
This is because when you attempt to tickle yourself you are totally
aware of the exact time and manner in which the tickling will occur,
unlike when someone else tickles you.
18. Less than one third of the human race
has 20-20 vision. This means that two out of three people cannot see
19. Your nose can remember 50,000
different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than
men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.
20. The human body is estimated to have
60,000 miles of blood vessels.
21. The three things pregnant women dream
most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted
plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the
growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.
22. The life span of a human hair is 3 to
7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands
of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs
before it is apparent to anyone.
23. The human brain cell can hold 5 times
as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the
oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80%
water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the
brain itself cannot feel pain.
24. The tooth is the only part of the
human body that can't repair itself.
25. Your eyes are always the same size
from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
26. By 60 years of age, 60% of men and
40% of women will snore.
27. We are about 1 cm taller in the
morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during
the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.
28. The brain operates on the same amount
of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact,
the brain is much more active at night than during the day.
29. Nerve impulses to and from the brain
travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow
throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within
different types of neurons.
30. It is a fact that people who dream
more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence
31. The fastest growing nail is on the
32. Facial hair grows faster than any
other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women.
33. There are as many hairs per square
inch on your body as a chimpanzee.
34. A human fetus acquires fingerprints
at the age of three months.
35. By the age of 60, most people will
have lost about half their taste buds.
36. About 32 million bacteria call every
inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are
harmless or even helpful bacteria.
37. The colder the room you sleep in, the
higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
38. Human lips have a reddish color
because of the great concentration
of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
39. Three hundred million cells die in
the human body every minute.
40. Like fingerprints, every individual
has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.
41. A human head remains conscious for
about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.
42. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43
43. Humans can make do longer without
food than sleep. Provided there is water, the average human could
survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat
and other factors. Sleep deprived people, however, start
experiencing radical personality and psychological changes after only a
few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone
without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was
awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what
he was doing.
44. The most common blood type in the
world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the
location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people
since it was discovered
human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell.
Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming
the components of a tiny embryo.
46. Right-handed people live, on average,
nine years longer than left-handed people do.
47. Your ears secrete more earwax when
you are afraid than when you aren't.
48. Koalas and primates are the only
animals with unique fingerprints.
49. Humans are the only animals to
produce emotional tears.
50. The human heart creates enough
pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.