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How many hairs are on your head? Random facts about human skin, hair, and nails
How much skin does the average person have?
On average, the human body is covered with around 20 square feet of skin, which weighs about 6 pounds.
Do identical twins have the same fingerprints?
No, even twins have different prints, though the differences are often subtle and detectable only by experts.
What causes goose-bumps?
The contraction of muscle fibers in the skin produces more heat, raising the temperature of the body. This is why your skin puckers in the cold.
How can tattoos be removed?
Skin grafting, infrared coagulation treatment, or salabrasion (table salt is scrubbed into anaesthetized skin) are options. Also, hypertonic irritant solution disperses tattoo pigment particles, but cause scars.
How much does human hair grow?
Each hair grows an average of 9 inches a year.
Does hair grow faster in summer or winter?
Human hair growth increases during the summer 10% because warm weather facilitates blood circulation, nourishing hair cells. In cold weather, blood is needed for warming internal organs and less is circulated to the skin.
How many hairs are on a human head?
An average person has about 100,000 hairs on their scalp. Redheads have 90,000 while blonds have 140,000; brunettes fall in between.
Most people shed 50-100 hairs a day.
How fast do fingernails grow?
Healthy nails grow about 0.8 inch a year. The middle fingernail grows faster because the longer the finger, the longer the nail. Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.
Do nails and hair continue to grow after death?
No, but it looks like it sometimes because the body begins to dry out between 12 and 18 hours after death and fingertips shrink.
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Our skin protects the network of tissues, muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels, and everything else inside our bodies. Hair and nails are actually modified types of skin.
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