Saturday, February 11, 2012

You Are Amazing

The body is one of the great wonders of the universe!

Did you know?

- There are 45 miles of nerves just in your skin.
- You are about 70 percent water.
- Your body has about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood.
- In the brain there are 1,000,000,000,000 (a million million) individual nerve cells.
- There are more synapses in the brain than there are stars in the universe.
- You enteric nervous system (Gut brain) has over 100 million neuron.
- You give birth to 100 billion new red cells every day.
- Your brain generates more electrical impulses than all of the world's telephones.
- Your lungs inhale over two million liters of air every day.
- Your 5.6 liters of blood circulates through the body three times every minute.
- In 24 hours, the blood in your body travels a total of 12,000 miles.
- Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour.
- The tooth is the only part of you that can't repair itself.
- The life span of a taste bud is ten days.
- Your brain consumes 20 percent of the body’s energy.

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