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Published on July 11, 2009

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Slide 1: Interesting Facts About The Human Body Just sharing what was shared with me. The facts were not checked for accuracy Slide 2: Children grow faster in the springtime. Slide 3: Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself. Slide 4: The average human will shed over 18 kilograms or 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. Slide 5: It takes the human stomach an hour to break down Slide 6: 15 million blood cells are destroyed in the human body every second. Slide 7: A healthy adult can draw in about 200 to 300 cubic inches (3.3 to 4.9 Litres) of air at a single breath, but at rest only about 5% of this volume is used. Slide 8: The length of the finger dictates how fast your fingernails grow. The nail on your middle finger grows the fastest, and on average, your toenails grow half the speed of your fingernails. Slide 9: After you die, your body starts to dry out creating the illusion that your hair and nails are still growing after death. Slide 10: Your nose and ears never stop growing. Slide 11: You were born with 300 bones. When you get to be an adult, you have 206. Slide 12: Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age. Slide 13: If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but All your sense of depth. Slide 14: There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long - eye, jaw, rib, Hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, lip and gum. Slide 15: Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. Slide 16: It takes 72 different muscles to produce human speech. Slide 17: Thank you.

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