32 Strange Health Facts that may have a ring of truth to them

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We’ve discovered some strange health facts that might just boggle your mind and cause you to swear off fast-food forever.

  1. Violence can lower your cholesterol? A study of 79 777 patients was conducted which revealed violent criminals to have a lower cholesterol level than non-violent people.
  2. If you lost your stomach, 80% of your intestines, and 75% of your liver, one kidney, one lung and every organ from your pelvic down to your groin area, you’d still manage to stay alive.
  3. You will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  4. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
  5. Sneezes can exceed 50mph and coughs approximately 60 mph.
  6. Identical twins smell the same.
  7. Your nose can remember 50 000 different scents.
  8. The human brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulbs.
  9. Approximately three hundred million cells in the human body die every minute.
  10. Studying for a test? Don’t fear. The human brain cell can hold five times the information of an Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  11. Your brain cannot feel pain.
  12. Your body generates a new stomach lining every three to four days – no surgery required.
  13. The surface area of your lung is equal to that of a tennis court. Read all about it.
  14. A lady’s heart beats faster than a gentleman’s.
  15. Ladies blink twice as many times as gentlemen.
  16. Pregnant women dream the most about frogs, worms and potted plants during their first trimester.
  17. After eating large amounts of food, your hearing is less sharp.
  18. The smallest of noise can cause your pupils to dilate.
  19. Apparently your risk of getting a heart attack on a Monday is greater according to a ten year study conducted in Scotland.
  20. Humans can survive longer without food than sleep. If you’ve gone a couple of days without sleep, your mind goes completely loopy.
  21. Here’s one of your more macabre health facts: A human head can remain conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after decapitation.
  22. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
  23. The jawbone is the hardest bone in the human body.
  24. Walking has always been the best form of exercise. Why? You use 200 muscles to take one step.
  25. Bone’s strength can surpass the strength of some steel.
  26. Consuming fruit and vegetables can help the human body produce aspirin.
  27. A 60 minute nap can improve alertness of up to 10 hours.
  28. Foreign Accent Syndrome, Exploding Head Syndrome and Alice in Wonderland Syndrome are all real conditions.
  29. Chewing mint-flavoured gum can decrease feelings of fatigue. Some studies have also shown that chewing gum can improve test scores and improve memory by 35%. Guess someone should tell this to teachers.
  30. One in 20 people have an extra rib and this is often found in men.
  31. Twinkies in America, a treat similar to the South African Tinkie, is made with cellulose gum to give it its smooth sensation. This ingredient is also used in rocket fuel to give it a gelatinous feel.
  32. A McDonald’s burger can last for 14 years barely changing in appearance. Don’t believe us? Look at this.

What strange health facts have you come across recently?

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