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.