Head to Toe! Did You Know?

By Samantha Jones
July 20, 2017
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The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids (newest edition now available!) is full of interesting facts. Here is some head-to-toe knowledge about the human body that will blow your mind!

Head to Toe! Did You Know?

• The average adult has about 5 million body hairs.

• If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to be nearly 30 feet long.

• The human brain contains 400 miles of blood vessels.

• The eye’s retina is about the size of a postage stamp and contains about 130 million light-sensitive cells.

• Most people blink about 15 times in 1 minute. That’s the equivalent of 9 days a year!

• A yawn lasts about 6 seconds on average.

• Everyone—even an identical twin—has a unique tongue print and set of fingerprints.

• Skin is the largest organ in the body. Adults have about 8 pounds of skin, which, if laid flat, would measure about 22 square feet.

• Babies are born with 300 bones, but mature adults have only 206.

• The funnybone isn’t a bone; it’s a nerve that runs from the elbow to the fingers. The ulnar nerve tingles when bumped against the humerus, the long bone that goes from the elbow to the shoulder.

• Fingernails grow three to four times faster than toenails.

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Where is the location of the most blood in the human body?

As a child growing up my grandmother would resort to the Farmers Almanac when one of her grandchildren needed to have some rtype of surgery for the largest amount of blood for the time in the human body. Example, tonsil surgery the sign needed to be in the feet and not the head?


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