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45 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

45 Things You Probably Didn't Know

45 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

Introduction

It’s a well-known fact that the average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime. We also know that babies are born without kneecaps and that adults have fewer bones than babies do. But did you know there are more ways to die from falling off your couch than being struck by lightning? Or that you can laugh 15 times a day (and no, not just when someone else tells you)? Here are some interesting facts about everyday life. Here is our full list of the 45 Things You Probably Didn’t Know:

The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

  • The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.
  • In fact, you’ll walk about 10,000 miles (16 times around Earth) by the time you’re 25 years old!

A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.

You might have known that sneezing is a reflex, but did you know that it’s even faster than that? The average speed at which a sneeze travels out of your mouth is 100 m.p.h. (that’s about 220 km/h).

This is actually good news for those who are allergic to dust or pollen because their reaction will get them out of the way before they inhale too much of whatever caused their allergies in the first place!

Men blink about 15 times a minute, while women blink nearly twice as much. The average person blinks about 15 times a minute—that’s 3,300 times in an hour! Since your eyes are constantly being exposed to dust and other irritants, this helps keep them moist. If you’re not blinking often enough or too much at once (and it’s hard for us not to look like we’re in shock when we catch ourselves doing this), it can lead to irritation and redness around the eyes.

Blink more often! You’ll feel better and probably be able to see better all around too!

The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.

You probably didn’t know that the tongue is a strong muscle. In fact, it’s so strong that if you could measure its strength in pounds or grams and multiply by 1,000, it would still be stronger than any other muscle in your body.

The tongue has more than 80 muscles—more than any other muscle in the body. They’re all attached to one another and run along different areas of your mouth. That’s why we can move our tongues independently of each other when we talk or eat (and then sometimes slip them into each other). The tongue also has many nerves and taste buds on it (which helps with tasting food), as well as glands that produce saliva when we chew or swallow food! The strongest part of the human anatomy? Definitely not this guy…

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Did you know that babies are born without kneecaps? They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.

Knee caps are small bony protrusions on the ends of your legs, which help support them as you walk or run. Knee caps can also be called “bony shoulders” because they support your lower body when sitting down or lying on your back.

A baby is born every seven seconds.

  • The population of the world is growing rapidly.
  • It is estimated that there will be 9 billion people in the world by 2050, and that’s a lot of people! If you think about how many babies are born every seven seconds, it makes sense why we need more water for them to drink and food for them to eat.
  • But this high birth rate isn’t just happening in developing countries. It also happens here in developed nations like ours (the United States).

The average person laughs 15 times a day!

Laughter is good for you. Not only does the average person laugh 15 times a day, but laughter can help you relax and relieve stress. It’s also been linked to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Laughter is contagious! In fact, studies have shown that people who laugh together tend to be happier than those who don’t (and sometimes even longer-lasting). Plus it’s important to note here. If one person laughs at your joke or story—or even just smiles at you—you’ll feel happier too!

Laughing lowers cortisol levels in our bodies which means that it reduces inflammation throughout the body by reducing stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline (which causes feelings of anxiety). This helps prevent diseases like heart disease from getting worse over time by keeping arteries clear of plaque deposits caused by excess fat buildup around them. Thus preventing future strokes/heart attacks.”

Adults have fewer bones than babies do. Babies are born with about 300 bones, but by adulthood, we have only 206 in our bodies.

Adults have fewer bones than babies do. Babies are born with about 300 bones, but by adulthood, we have only 206 in our bodies.

The reason why is that as we grow, the bones of the skull fuse together and so new ones aren’t needed. The first one to fuse is the mandible (lower jaw). The process starts at around two years old and finishes by age six or seven. Then it continues on through puberty!

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

How strong is concrete? The answer to this question depends on who you ask and what they mean by “strong.” On one hand, we know that concrete can withstand tremendous pressure under certain circumstances. For example, it’s used in the construction of buildings and bridges. However, we also know that if you drop a block of standard-grade Portland cement weighing about 50 pounds (22 kg) onto your foot without shoes or socks on. Then try to bend your leg at the knee. You’ll probably break it! So there are two ways to look at how strong our bodies really are: One way would be based solely on how much force your muscles can exert against an object before breaking something; another would measure how much force keeps those muscles from breaking anything at all (like when someone tries jumping up onto a table).

In both cases though I think we’d find no material more durable than human bones themselves!

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different!

You may have heard of the tongue as a site of taste, but you might be surprised to learn that it also plays a role in smell. The human tongue is covered with papillae, which are small structures that cover the surface of your tongue like tiny fingers. These papillae contain cells that secrete enzymes and proteins that give your tongue its taste buds.

Your fingerprint is unique to you because each individual’s fingerprints are different from one other. However, this same principle applies to everyone’s tongue prints—they’re all different!

In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used in place of the milk

You probably didn’t know that milk is white. Most people think of milk as a clear liquid, but it’s actually just a mixture of water and fat. To make sure that viewers could see the product clearly on TV ads, advertisers would often substitute white paint for actual milk when it came time to shoot commercials for their products.

This method was cheaper than using real milk because it didn’t require any special equipment or machinery—it was simply mixed together with some thinner in order to create an opaque substance that looked like real milk when viewed under bright lights.

Over 65% of adults snore during sleep!

Snoring is a common problem. According to the National Sleep Foundation, over 65% of adults snore during sleep! Snoring can be caused by allergies, smoking or obesity. It may also be a sign of sleep apnea (preventable breathing problems). Snoring may also occur when someone has not slept enough in recent days and nights.

If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), your doctor will recommend that you wear an oral appliance at night to help with your snoring problem

It takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 to frown!

Did you know that it takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown? The muscles involved in smiling are: zygomatic major, orbicularis oculi, levator labii superioris and depressor anguli oris. The muscles used for frowning include: mentalis (which is also called the “inner-frontal”), buccinator (also known as the “brow-smile”), orbicularis oris (the cheek musculature) and platysma (which attaches at the throat).

The reason we can’t control our facial expressions so well is because they’re controlled by our autonomic nervous system — or what scientists call “autonomic regulation” — rather than by voluntary control like in other parts of our body like when we make decisions about what foods we’ll eat next week or how much water I should drink today so I don’t get dehydrated!

Interesting trivia

With all of the information out there, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Don’t worry! We’ve got some fun facts that will help you learn more about yourself and the world around you.

  • The human body is a complex machine. The average adult has over 100 trillion cells in their body, with each cell made up of thousands upon thousands of components—and that’s just one person! The human brain alone contains 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) connected by trillions of synapses (the junctions between them). This means that every minute, we’re receiving information from our sense organs at an incredible rate—over 20 million vibrations per second!
  • The human body is amazing. A single heartbeat can be heard as far away as 1 mile away! We have eyes capable of seeing in 3 dimensions; ears able to hear frequencies ranging from 20 Hz (20 cycles per second) all the way up into the billions Hz range where everything sounds like white noise instead; noses capable of detecting tiny amounts of alcohol or perfume molecules at distances greater than one foot away; tongues able to taste thousands different flavors such as chocolate, peppermint syrup…

Conclusion

So, there you have it! A bunch of facts that will either make you feel like you know more about this world than you actually do or make you wonder what else we don’t know about ourselves. I’m sure there are many other interesting facts out there, so if you’re looking for some more fun information to add to your repertoire of knowledge, why not check out some Wikipedia articles? You can do that right here on this site!

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