Human Biology More Amazing Facts - B

Discussion in 'Human Biology' started by helenheaven, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    Most caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes, although it normally changes colour after child birth.

    You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206. (apparently they fuse together such as the parietal, occipital of the skull) thanx Christie

    One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet

    Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. Wow... utterly amazing huh

    The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat

    A Baboon called "Jackie" became a private in the South African army in World War I.

    It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.

    You sit on the biggest muscle in your body, the gluteus maximus a.k.a the butt. Each of the two cheeky muscles tips the scales at about two pounds (not including the overlying fat layer). The tiniest muscle, the stapedius of the middle ear, is just one-fifth of an inch long.

    Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.

    Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts, and white worms like fried pork rinds.

    Bees can see ultraviolet light.

    Most honey bees die after it stings people as our skin is elastic, unsuitable for their stingers which are meant for harder inelastics skins. Their venom glands are also torn out in the process. (So removing the stinger by piching the tip is well, in one word, dumb.jk)

    A bee could travel 4 million miles (6.5 million km) at 7 mph (11 km/h) on the energy it would obtain from 1 gallon (3.785 liters) of nectar, or it could just sit down on and enjoy that honey properly.

    There is more bacteria in your mouth than the human population of U.S and Canada combined.

    Over billions of years, black holes become white holes and they spit out all of the things they sucked in. the atoms are completely jumbled, so no one knows what will ever come out. Theoratically they'll also turn into a white hole. If you were unfortunate enough to fall within one, you would never actually hit -- because time would stop at some point within the event horizon (space outside) of the black hole.

    The Burramundy, a fish, grows up as a male, but after 2 years or so, it turns into a female to breed.

    The first bar code was used on Wrigleys gum

    Apparently, according to Playtex, the best selling bra sizes these days are 34B and 36B. (hmmm...)

    Birds are largely unaffected by spicy things, like chilies, as they not sensitive to capsaicin, the hot stuff in chilies.

    A bean has more DNA per cell than a human cell

    Bulls are not attracted to the colour red.

    Human babies are born 2 months prematurely for our size and lifespan, to accomodate for the fact that we have large brains during birth.

    Babies crawl an average of 200m a day

    Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

    Barbies full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts

    If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would be 39-23-33. She would stand seven feet, two inches tall and have a neck twice the length of a normal human's neck

    If you put a piece of scotch tape on an inflated balloon, then stick it with a small pin or needle, it won't pop.

    Bruce Lee was the Hong Kong 'cha cha' dance champion in 1958.(Hang on... Bruce Lee a cha cha king? This i gotta see) He was also an American born in San Francisco and had a German grandfather.

    What does a Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow,Julia and Great Egg Fly have in common? They're all butterflies!

    The BEAVER, is America's largest rodent and can remain underwater for 20 minutes!

    Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of the four Presidents on Mount Rushmore, died a few months before the project was completed. It took him 14 years.

    A boeing 747s wingspan is longer than the Wright brother's first flight (120ft). Click here

    Eating breakfast will help you burn from 5-20% more calories throughout the day.

    Bamboo can grow up to 36 inches in a day.
  2. junior_smith

    junior_smith Premium Member

    bulls aren;t attracted to the colour red, but movement, thtye can just see red well
  3. JcMinJapan

    JcMinJapan Premium Member

    True.. the bulls are actually trained to charge the cape. I guess no wild bulls for them... ha ha
  4. helenheaven

    helenheaven Premium Member

    yeah..I think a lot of these "facts" are debatable
  5. Off_the_Street

    Off_the_Street New Member

    "The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat"

    No bone has a joint; a joint is where two bones (which are not fused) are connected.

    The hyoid bone is not "jointed" because it's not connected to another bone; it's the only bone that I can think of which is not connected (or, as the anatomy professor would say, "not articulated").

    Nonetheless, the occipital, parietal, and temporal bones (of the skull) are not jointed, inasmuch as they are fused to their neighbors.

    As a matter of fact the hyoid bone itself is one of those fused bones that started off as three in a neonate (It is formed from three separate parts (i.e., the Body,and the left and right Greater and Lesser Cornu) which fuse in early adulthood. The base of the "U" shaped bone is located anteriorly while the Cornu project posteriorly.)

    Are you writing this down? There'll be a test on Monday.