December 2, 2008

Human body facts

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 1:09 pm by davidmanning

Sorry for the brief break, but here are a few in a row to make up for it. The topic? Us.

  • 60 percent of the potassium in the human body is stored in the hair.
  • While it’s not true that people’s nails and hair grow after death, the eyes often open as the body dries, pulling back the lids. This is where the phrase ‘Evil Eye’ comes from.
  • Freckles are caused by photosensitive bacterial clusters living under the skin. Anti-bacterial facial scrubs can help tone them down, but not cure them.
  • Blondes might have more fun, but people with ginger hair live an average 6.2 years longer.

Ta, David.

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1 Comment »

  1. Sarah said,

    This is really such a good idea for a blog. I hope you keep it up. I mean, that thing about Freckles… where’d you get that?! The only fun fact I can share is that Venus Fly Traps only grow in two states: South and North Carolina. Not very brilliant, but, hey, it’s a fact. Hope to see more of these facts from you, David.


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