"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday's Tidbits from Chatty


Daughter and grandson.

Daughter and Grandson on the zip line.


Keep Your Vision Sharp - 
Make sure you take Vitamin C - 200 mg daily.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids - 220 mg of DHA - the omega 3 that has the biggest impact on vision.
Zinc - helps poor night vision. (Did you know that Cold- Eeze comes in chocolate mint flavor) Sugar free. Zinc!
Did you know that around 40 everyone will develop presbyopia and will need reading glasses?  
Don't forget to rest your eyes~

Now Monica sent this to me - it's long - so you can read it or not, but there are some really interesting facts on the body.

Bet there are many facts here you didn't know (or maybe care) about!
Human Mysteries
The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about the details of its working. It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle. Here are fifty facts about your body, some of which will leave you stunned.
1.      It's possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live.
2.      During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
3.      The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.
4.      The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
5.      Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body's bones.
6.      Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
7.      The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.
8.      The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 MI) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. In addition, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
9.      Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
10.  Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
11.  Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
12.  Earwax production is necessary for good ear health. It protects the delicate  inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal. 
13.  Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, which smell the same. 
14.  Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.
15.  A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies. 
16.  Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood, the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, are fused into each other, bringing down the total number. 
17.  It's not possible to tickle yourself. This is because when you attempt to tickle yourself you are very aware of the exact time and manner in which he tickling will occur, unlike when someone else tickles you. 
18.  Less than one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. This means that two out of three people cannot see perfectly.
19.  Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life. 
20.  The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. 
21.  The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy. 
22.  The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone. 
23.  The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain. 
24.  The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
25.  Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing. 
26.  By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore. 
27.  We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress. 
28.  The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day. 
29.  Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. 
30.  It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient. 
31.  The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. 
32.  Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women. 
33.  There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. 
34.  A human fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
35.  By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
36.  About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.
37.  The colder the rooms you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
38.  Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
39.  Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
40.  Like fingerprints, every individual has a unique tongue print that can be used for identification.
41.  A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.
42.  It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. 
43.  Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors. Sleep deprived people, however, start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.
44.  The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest blood type, A-H or Bombay blood, due to the location of its discovery, has been found in less than hundred people since it was discovered.
45.  Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo. 
46.  Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. 
47.  Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't. 
48.  Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
49.  Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears. 
50.  The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.


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Theresa said...

Sweet pictures of your travelers:) Zip lining looks fun but scary! Enjoyed the giggles! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Sandra said...

i certainly hope the police and FBI dont read this about tongue prints. YUCK.
i like the scary pics of GS and his mom...

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Our bodies are a miracle when you think about all those things. Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Cheri said...

Wow lots of interesting facts on the human body. Thanks for sharing.

Terri D. said...

Whew - you have some brave kiddos, there! Ziplines are not my 'cup of tea'!! LOL It does look like fun, though.

Very interesting facts about the body. I had seen that list before, but it's been awhile. We are an amazing 'machine'.

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Sweet Tea said...

So strange to know that we leave this world having fewer bones than we came in with! Hmmmmm...Have a great Tuesday!

Jill said...

Love the pic of your son and daughter. Again, they look so happy!

Bev said...

WOW are we not wonderfully made!!!

jack69 said...

That GRAND knows how to smile. Also his mom is cute (takes after mom!) I like the Zip line, gotta try that sometime.
You gotta smile at 'Pick Your Battles', yep that is so true.
Great entry. I never knew my ears secreted more when afraid. I will take note of that, if I can remember. You notice this with hearing aids. (smile).

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....I agree the human body is an amazing machine. Wowsers.

I think Kelly was brave to go on the zip line! I saw my two adult kids go on one and I about died from fright looking up at them. YIKES.

Hope you have a terrific day. susan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Pick your battles...wise advice! And I love all of the tips and of course the beautiful family photo! Enjoy your day girlfriend!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your g'son and daughter look like they are having fun! Lots of interesting facts about the human body. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

Sandee said...

I didn't read all of the facts, but what I did get though were very interesting.

Loved the laugh. Spot on. and the lift is perfect. My baby dog says the same thing.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

Sharon said...

So, the strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue - no wonder the Bible tells us to tame it!!

And the tidbit about the decapitated head being conscious? That was downright *Frankenstein* material. Can it talk??

Loved the photos -


Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

There are some parts of my body that are more mistakes than miracles.

Ms. A said...

My socks can sure vouch for that pint of sweat!

Pooja Mittal said...

Ziplining.... I so want to do it... Its on the top of mumy bucket list...
The dog and cat pic is toooo good..,
Keep in touch

Cathy said...

Love the "pick your battles!"

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is an awesome picture of your daughter and grandson! The zip line looks like fun.

Betsy Adams said...

Glad your daughter and grandson had a great vacation.. That must have been a terrific trip..

Interesting facts today.. I did read (or hear on TV) recently that Omega3 is not good for us--like they thought it was...

I take 1000 mg's of Vit. C daily and so does George. That seems to keep the colds away. I've only had one cold in about 4 years or so.... Neat, huh?


Ginny said...

Oh no to the zip line, I hope you didn't know about it till after the fact!! So glad they are alright and he must have had lots of fun! I love all these facts, I am copying them then printing.

Ann said...

oh my gosh, that zip line looks kind of fun.
Love "the lift" about sunshine coming from my dogs eyes. Perfect

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I did read it and it is amazing!!
I always love your laugh and lift!
I hope your daughter and grandson are having fun.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

The Boston Lady said...

Well, I think that is a zip line I could actually ride - looks safer than the usual ones.

So now I know. I am so dang smart because I have the ridiculous, vivid, yet real-seeming dreams on the face of the planet. Hmmmmmmph! Wait until I tell my husband because he just thought I was really disturbed! Ann

Miss Debbie said...

No zip lining for me...they are brave!
Amazing facts about the human body...God does good work!

Rae said...

The human body is a miracle. It is amazing. That's a sweet picture of your daughter and GS. Good looking family!

Katie Clooney said...

Love "pick your battles." That says it all...

Marcela Gmd said...

Nice post!!! would you like to follow each other with GFC and Bloglovin?
Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Ok that zip line thing would scare me shitless so no bloody why would I give it a try.

Now the information about our bodies was really interesting, I enjoyed this and I bet you know what I am going to so with this information...

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I agree with "pick your battles". Hope you're having a great week:@)

barbara woods said...

good looking daughter and handsome grandson

Zoe Byrd said...

I could be living proof of #1 on that list...eek!

Nancy said...

That zip line looks like fun...It certainly looks like your daughter and son are having a good time...

Thanks for all the good information.....

Jackie said...

Love the photo of your daughter and your grandson.
And on a zip line, too!!! Amazing.
How fun was that!!!!

Nonnie said...

The pics of your daughter and grandson are great. Beautiful smiles. Glad they enjoyed the zip line, but looks scary to me.
So many amazing things about the way we are so fearfully and wonderfully made.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh great info and interesting facts, I didn't know about at ALL.

I loved The Lift so much. Those little doggie eyes of my Lil' Girl are so cute and trusting and sincere.

Awh ~ ♥

mail4rosey said...

Super ewwwww on some of these.

And woot! to the zipline photo! That looks like a fun day!! :)


Your daughter and grandson look happy. Loved all the facts.

Carol said...

Loved all the scoop on the human body....we are amazing!

Theresa said...

The zip line looks so fun! What an amazing vacation they are having! I love the pick your battles. My small dog hoards the big bed and my boxers end up in beds made for cats lol.

BECKY said...

I love the "pick your battles" picture! And have I told you I LOVE your new(er) turquoise lettering and photos at the top of your blog? Turquoise is one of my newest favorite colors!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow strong enough to dissolve razor blades? That's amazing. And 60,000 miles is A LOT of blood vessels lol.

My Journey With Candida said...

Your Daughter is Beautiful Sandie!! I enjoyed reading all the body facts.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Their pictures are so great! Pierce would be jealous of the zipline. Most places you have to be 12 years old - he sooo wants to ride one!


Great photo shares Sandie!! Not sure I'd be brave enough to do that 'zip line' thingie.

And the facts of the human body was quite astounding. The tongue being the 'youngest' muscle blew me away.

Donna said...

Oooooh, Number 41 is Chilling!
Great post!!

Debbie said...

Yeah... I know all about #32 up there. Ho Ho Ho.

I loved the picture on the zip line! My heart wants to do that so badly. My head knows that it's never going to happen because I'll chicken out.

Rose said...

I enjoyed reading about the Human Body.

I read a lot about health and how to take care of the body with natural foods, etc.

Denise said...

Wow, very interesting.

Dee said...

That is a scary looking zip line...and those human mystery's are definitely interesting....I think my brain actually uses less than 10 watts of power. :)