Unlike dogs, pigs and some other mammals, humans cannot taste water. They taste only the chemicals and impurities in the water.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in egg yolks that can help to prevent macular degeneration, a leading cause of age-related blindness.
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for maintaining healthy bones.
Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. A chocolate kiss contains 26 calories, which takes five minutes of walking – or about four minutes of kissing – to burn off.
When the body begins to get dehydrated, people will often experience hunger sensations rather than feel thirsty. This is a good thing to keep in mind - especially if you are trying to lose weight.
Americans said that shopping in crowded stores (39 percent) and finding the right gifts (33 percent) are two of the most stressful activities of the holidays.
Your body temperature rises slightly as you digest a large meal.
Beards are the fastest growing hair on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow nearly 30 feet in his lifetime.
Babies' strongest sense is smell and they can recognize their mothers by scent alone.
The shoulder is the only joint in the human body that can rotate 360 degrees.
Feet have 1/4 of all the bones in your body.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour, about 1.5 pounds a year. By age 70, the average person will have lost about 105 pounds of skin.
April - May, 2009
Eggs provide a powerful nutrient package. In addition to high quality, complete protein, one egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals, all for only 75 calories.
Your nerves can send signals at more than 200 miles per hour!
The carbohydrates in chocolate raise serotonin levels in the brain, resulting in a sense of well-being.
Humans must burn 3,500 calories to work off one pound of fat.
November - December, 2008
The average male will eat about 50 tons of food during his lifetime in order to sustain a weight of 150 pounds.
July - October, 2008
People are taller in the morning than in the evening because the discs between the bones in the spine squash down during the day and go back to their full height when you sleep.
Prolonged exposure to the sun can damage the pigment molecules in a strand of hair and can result in lighter colored hair.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for people between age 15 to 44.
January - April, 2008
A lost toenail takes about 6 months to grow back completely.
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