Strange But True Health Facts

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  • Believe it or not, every one has their own individual tongue print. Just like everyone has their own fingerprint, so do they have their own tongue print. Who knows, someday they may be using tongue prints as well as fingerprints as a way of identifying people.
  • People are more likely to lose weight when paying for groceries with cash. It turns out that they are less likely to buy unhealthy foods when using cash than credit.
  • Your fingernails grow almost 4 times faster than your toenails.
  • You cannot catch a cold or flu at the North Pole in the winter. It is so cold, the temperature is so low that the none of the standard disease causing micro-organisms can survive.
  • Your eyeballs are an extension of your brain. They are attached to a lobe at the back of your head that is responsible for sight information.
  • Nuts can cure a toothache. It turns out that the gram-positive bacteria which causess tooth decay are killed by the chemicals in cashews.
  • As an adult we have fewer bones than a baby. We are born with 350 bones but because bones fuse together during growth, we have only 206 as an adult.

Each tongue has it's own set of prints
Each tongue has it's own set of prints | Source
  • An allergy to beef can cause Gulf War Syndrome symptoms. The classic symptoms of Gulf War syndrome are: fatigue, rashes, muscle and joint pain, headache, loss of memory, shortness of breath, stomach problems and breathing problems.
  • Hair is virtually indistructable. It cannot be destroyed with cold, water, change in climate, and is resistant to many acids and corrosive acids. It also decomposes at an extremely slow rate.
  • The average person sheds more than 50 million dead skin cells per day.
  • Every three to four days you get a whole new stomach lining. It is believed that if you didn't the acid in your stomach would destroy your stomach lining.
  • The largest cell in the human body is the female egg. The smallest cell is the male sperm.
  • The brain knows everything but can feel nothing. The brain has no receptors for pain.
  • You can stop bleeding with black pepper. Black pepper has analgesic, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties. Simply sprinkle you cut with black pepper and the bleeding will come to a halt.

Black pepper scan stop bleeding.
Black pepper scan stop bleeding. | Source
  • Females blink twice as many times as compared to men.
  • Your brain is an oxygen hog. Even though your brain is only two percent of your body mass it uses 20 percent of the oxygen.
  • The human body has about 100 trillion cells, about 20,000 times more than the number of people in the world.
  • You cannot tickle yourself. Because it is you trying to tickle yourself your cerebellum warns your brain and the sensory part of your brain knows to ignore the sensation.
  • You can disinfect a wound with honey. Honey has powerful antibacterial properties that are capable of destroying most strain of wound-infecting bacteria.
  • The small intestine is about four times as long as an average adults height.
  • The human body has as many hairs on it as a gorilla. The gorilla's hair is easier to see because it is longer and thicker than human hair.
  • Drinking too much water can be harmful. Your kidney is unable to process more than 3/4 to 1 liter of water per hour. The excess water begins to enter your cells causing brain swelling leading to seizures, coma, respiratory arrest or even death.


Drinking too much water can be harmful.
Drinking too much water can be harmful. | Source
  • Metamucil, a fiber supplement, can help lower your cholesterol. Not only can it help lower cholesterol by 7 percent when taken before each meal, it is said that it also helps to lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and the risk of heart disease.
  • The jawbone is the hardest bone in the human body.
  • A hearty laugh a day can expand the inner lining of your blood vessels by 22 percent. This helps improve your cardiovascular health and feeling of well being.
  • A woman's arthritic pain will almost always disappear as soon as she becomes pregnant. No one knows why.
  • There are as many neurons in our brain as their are stars in the galaxy, approximately 100 billion.
  • The human body generates enough heat in half an hour to bring water to a boil. Our bodies expend enough calories to keep us at a steady temperature of 98.6 degrees which is a high enough temperature to boil water.
  • Over 125,312 people per year are injured while in or around a bed. These injuries includ; tripping over the bed, hurting oneself on the headboard, or simply falling out of bed.

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Some very interesting health facts. I would never have thought that one can drink too much water. I remember having to drink a lot of water for ultra sounds when I was pregnant. So much that I thought I would burst.

Up interesting and useful.


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stricktlydating 4 years ago from Australia

That's the most interesting read I've had in a long time!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Susan, the water thing was a surprize to me also. I actually started research on this subject after I watched a show telling about someone who had died because of drinking too much water.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

stricklydating, thanks. I enjoyed researching and writing it.


jenubouka 4 years ago

how fun to read! Very interesting indeed, especially the hair compared to a gorilla...now I have an explanation.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

jenubouka, when I read about the hair and the gorilla I had a hard time believing it. The more I read the more I believed. It is hard to fathom though isn't it?


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annart 4 years ago from SW England

Interesting facts! It's fascinating that the human body can do and cope with so many things. Voted up, interesting and useful.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow what truly awesome facts. I was completely fascinated to read this hub. Awesome - simply awesome -thank you.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

annart, the human body is amazing. Thanks for reading.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

acaetnna, Thanks you. I have such fum with unusual facts.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This is a fantastic list of useful bits of information. Rated up and awesome.


jenubouka 4 years ago

Well let's put it this way...I am half Lebanese and if I were to dye my all my hairs the color of a gorillas then you would see a news alert for an escaped ape running free in the Pacific Northwest.


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algarveview 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

Nice hub, very strange facts indeed, but it's interesting and funny. Have a nice day!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Pamela99, I had so much fun putting it together.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

jenubouka, lets hope we don't hear that alert. ;) Thanks for reading.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

algarveview, we all need a little useless information every now and then. Thanks for reading.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Next time I cut myself while chopping veggies in the kitchen, I am going to reach for some black pepper. I don't do it too often, but nice to know! Many of these facts I knew, but many others were new to me.

"•A woman's arthritic pain will almost always disappear as soon as she becomes present. No one knows why." You probably meant pregnant?

Voted up, useful & interesting. Tweeted and shared with my followers.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Peggy W, how right you are, Im going back to change it to the correct word. Thanks.

I understand that the peper doesn't sting when you use it. I haven't tried it myself but will.


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Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals, this hub is VERY interesting! I learned many things I didn't know..I love hubs like this. Voting up, interesting and useful!


susanm23b 4 years ago

What an interesting hub! I especially liked the fact about neurons. We're really amazing creations! Voted up and shared!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow..you have wonderful information. I learn many things from you. I always care with health and you share the true facts with us. Good job and rated up (useful, awesome, interesting). Have a nice day :-)

Prasetio


kelleyward 4 years ago

Great hub! So much I didn't know! Voted up and interesting.


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Naima Manal 4 years ago from NY

This hub offers a lot of food for thought about health. Thank you!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Jamie Brock, thanks for the comment. I love unusual facts like this myself. It's always so much fun learning about weird things


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

susanm23b, Our bodsies are truly amazing. There are so many things going on in them that are unexplained. You'd never run out of writing material.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Prasetio,It's nice to hear from you again. I love dabbling in unexplained things. Truth is stranger than fiction.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

kelleyward, thanks for reading. I learned alot writing this hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Naima Manal, I'm glad I set you to thinking. We I first gathered these facts I began to wonder how much more I didn't know.


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alipuckett 4 years ago

Very interesting! But now I can't stop thinking about all of my dead skin cells everywhere! :/


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

alipuckett, I know what you mean. Thanks for reading.


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debbie roberts 4 years ago from Greece

You've included some fun and interesting facts in your hub, I'd love to know what your coffee table consists of in the way of reading material!! Interesting stuff.

Voted up and shared.


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Sunita-Sharma 4 years ago from Los Angeles,California,US

Lots of interseting and wonderful facts! All of them are amazing but the best ones are : brain knows to ignore the sensation of your own tickle and people are more likely to lose weight when paying for groceries with cash. Thanks for sharing with us. I am too sharing this interseting facts with my friends.


shilpi dixit 4 years ago

really interesting.....


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

debbie roberts, actually, I'll read about anything that's printed. I have all different types of books about all different types of subjects. I just love to read.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Sunita-Sharma, I think the fact that people buy healthier food when paying paying cash is hysterical. Thanks for sharing.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

shilpi dixit, thank you. I'm glad you liked it.


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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida

This was cool...many of the tidbits you listed here I did not know. So now I will need to try out some of these and pass along the hub to others. Glad you shared this.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

pstraubie48, I didn't know a lot of them either until I started researching them. Thanks for reading.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

What a wonderful collection of unusual, strange and just plain interesting facts! As much as I hate catching a cold or having the flu, I don't think I'm willing to move to the North Pole just to avoid one, however! Great job!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DonnaCosmato, I guess sometimes you have to take the bad with the good. Thanks for reading.


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Talullah 4 years ago from SW France

Simply fascinating! Great hub!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Talullah, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had fun writing it.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hey, these are some strange but true health facts; and not only that but I didn't know of any of them except for some of the biology stuff, too much water, and not being able to tickle one's self. Fun Hub KoffeeKlatch Gal!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Alastar Packer, I'm glad I could add to your knowledge. I only knew a few of them myself when I started this hub. It was fun finding out the rest.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

I have to say that I can indeed tickle myself, but I'm wired differently and have a few other neuro-quirks as well. The tongue print was certainly a new one to know! I'll have to work it into a detective case.

I also think it's true we can't sneeze with eyes open - once I held my eyes open with my fingers for a sneeze and the sneeze really hurt quite a lot. It strained my throat and chest muscles and gave me huge pains inside the throat. It was horrible pain that lasted the day.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

Rated Up, Interesting and Shared!


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

A very fun an interesting read! I like the weight loss one - paying with cash rather than groceries. Thinking about it now, I can totally see how that would be true!


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Lilleyth 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

Who'da thunk it! Very interesting!


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dahoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

You've collected some interesting facts here. Your comment about wanting to shave off your hair reminds me of the last time I had chemo therapy. I had to to shave off my hair because they told me it would fall out and be messy. I was self conscious about my looks when I went to my general probationer and she asked me if I shaved it off because the hospital wanted it or to be in style.


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

A neat read, for sure, and in the face of science that shows us how such things point to a Creator, some say it all just happened. Interesting on several levels--thanks!


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

What an interesting hub! I'm a great admirer of the human body and want to know as much about it as I can. Thanks for SHARING.


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Healthy Pursuits 4 years ago from Oregon

I love these facts! Very interesting and entertaining. I also heard the other day that we renew every cell in our body - so we are rebuilt completely every seven years. These things just fascinate me!


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Emeraldgreen21 4 years ago from South Africa

Brilliant hub! Who knew? I've heard that red pepper can be used to stop bleeding as well, but now at least I know black pepper is a good substitute. Never know when that bit of info might come in handy. ;-)


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CarliFrenneman 4 years ago

Mmmmmm...skin cells.


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MickiS 4 years ago from San Francisco

Great Hub. Very interesting indeed.

I'm a little confused about the fact that says the human body generates enough heat in half an hour to boil water. 98.6 is the body temperature in degrees fahrenheit. Water boil at 212 degrees fahrenheit. It boils at 100 degrees celsius.

Do I misunderstand the fact?


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Patty, I think the tongue print thing would be great worked into a mystery. I've never known anyone who could tickle themselves. I always knew you were one of a kind. IThe sneeze experiment sounds awful. Something I think I will never try.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Kris Heeter, thanks for reading. I love leaning new and bizarre facts and passing them along.


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Patty Inglish, MS 4 years ago from North America

How about the sneezing while taking a tongue print as I accidentally tickle myself while running your Private Investigations Office? I love those mysteries.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Patty, I love it. I would love to see you fit that in a mystery.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Lilleyth, certainly not me. Thanks for reading.

dahoglund, I like the look of a man with a bald head. If your hair is falling out, why not make a statement and get rid of it all. That way it's you're choice that it's gone.

RTalloni, thanks for reading. It's true you can look at these facts from many different sides.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

sandrabusby, I love little bizarre facts about life and health. They tickle me.

Healthy Pursuits, I heard that. The body is an amazing thing. Imagine, being able to rebuilt every cell in your body every seven years.

Emeraldgreen21, it's true you never know where you'll learn something new. I didn't know that red pepper is good to stop bleeding.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

CarliFrenneman, it is a frightening picture to imagine all those dead skin cells spred at your feet. Thanks for reading.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

MickiS, my quess is that they are saying that the combined heat of the entire body is enough to bring a half gallon of water to a boil. Here is where I obtained the information http://roadtickle.com/10-cool-facts-about-the-huma...


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wow, you are a font of health info. The most interesting to me was the beef allergy causing Gulf War symptoms. Hopefully that doesn't happen too often, especially among the military. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

alocsin, I'm with you on hoping the beef allergy does not effect too many people, especially military. It seems to me it would be hard to tell the difference at first.


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k2jade31 4 years ago from Idaho

What a wonderful, well written hub. I loved it, it has easily made my favorites list, I shared it with my 17 year old, and voted up!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

k2jade31, I am so glad you liked it. I had fun wriing it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

ausmedus, I love unusual facts. The body is full of strange happenings.

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