The hyoid bone resides by itself in the throat and does not connect with other bones. It supports the tongue and its muscles.
A knockout punch causes a chain reaction in the victim’s circulatory system. The supply of blood pools in the abdomen, reducing circulation to the brain, and resulting in loss of consciousness.
Most men’s bodies are composed of about 40 percent muscle. Women’s bodies are 30 percent muscle.
We drink about 16,000 gallons of water in a lifetime.
The sensation, called neurapraxia, usually occurs when a nerve is compressed between a bone and another hard object. Blood continues to circulate through the affected area.
The skin on the foot or palm of the hand wrinkles when exposed to water because it expands. The thick, hardened layers of skin swell as water is retained.
Whether the person is male or female, the number of hairs lost is the same, about 25 to 125 hairs. These are replaced by new hairs, unless the person starts balding.
The Adam’s apple refers to a legend that claims a piece of the forbidden fruit stuck in Adam’s throat. This part of the throat is actually a projection of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx.
Your mother was right. You lose about half to three-fourths of heat from your head.
The small intestine, which is contained in the central and lower abdominal cavity, is 20 to 23 feet long. The large intestine is 5 feet long.
Goose bumps are a vestige from the days when humans were covered with hair. When it got cold, the hairs stood on end, creating a trap for air and providing insulation. The hairs have long since disappeared, but in the places where they used to be, the skin still bristles, trying to get warm.
No, long-term constipation does not cause poisoning. There are several cases on record in which fecal material has been stored in the bowels for over a year without causing any ill effects. Aside from the discomfort of carrying around an extra 60 to 100 pounds of weight.
On September 16, 1921, a baby boy in Shoreditch, East London, England, was reported to have been born with 14 fingers and 15 toes.
A human embryo has its first heartbeat at the age of three weeks, when the heart of the embryo looks like a tube. As it begins to beat, it starts the blood circulating through the few blood vessels that have formed around it.
Assuming that the heart beats at least once a second, by the time a person is 70, his or her heart will have beat at least 2.8 billion times.
Strong and light, the skeleton of the average person accounts for less than 20 percent of body weight.
The apple of one’s eye is the pupil, which was likened to an apple because, in the ninth century, it was believed to be a solid round mass.
Fingerprints provide traction for your fingers, helping you to grasp things.
Newspaper columnists and others have claimed that the body’s chemical worth is between 98 cents and $5. But one doctor argues that, at the rates currently charged by large chemical distributors, the body’s worth is at least $169,834, not counting $1,200 worth of blood. The key is to market the body’s products intelligently and not […]
A human fetus develops fingerprints at the age of three months.
The longest hiccuping attack lasted 65 years. The longest sneezing fit lasted 978 days. The longest yawning ordeal took five weeks.
About 100,000 hairs are on a human head. Human hairs grow about 0.01 inch every day.
Yes. There are three gluteus muscles, the large, fleshy muscles of the buttocks that connect the hipbone (the pelvic girdle) and the thighbone (the femur). The gluteus maximus is the muscle at the surface of the buttocks, below which is the gluteus medius. The gluteus minimus is below that.
No. Identical twins do not have the same fingerprints.
Smiling is easier on the face than frowning. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.