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Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Fun Facts 9: The Human Body

The brain. The average human brain contains 100 billion nerve cells. (I wonder how many Paris Hilton has. Hmmmmm...)

What the...? The sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced during menstruation. (But it's cancelled out by the INCREASE in emotional sensitivity.)

Yuck. Feet have approximately 250,000 sweat glands. (That's 250,000 too many. Peeeeyew.)

Double yuck. On average, a person passes gas 14 times per day. (Damn, I haven't hit my quota yet today. Oh wait...ahhhhh. Mission accomplished!)

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Blogger BrianAlt said...


In terms of the farting, what's considered ONE fart? Is it one event or one gas bubble popping out?

6/08/2007 8:20 AM  
Blogger Vani said...

LMAO~! Thanks for the morning pick me up! wow, i must of been gone for a while, i see i have allot of catching up to do. this will be my real work for the day, after all its Friday!

6/08/2007 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I think the middle finger thing has to do with testosterone.

Which, explains why men are so apt at giving the finger.

6/08/2007 9:41 AM  
Blogger goldennib said...

Very funny...oh wait...I need to catch up.

6/08/2007 1:58 PM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Wee, damn! And here I thought I knew it all.

Learn something new every day, don't we? ;)

6/08/2007 3:14 PM  
Blogger phred said...

Paris is short on brain cells for whatever reason, maybe she was short to start with or killed off a bunch.
Anyone who would ignite a fart is not playing with a full deck.
PMS is a mystery to us all.
WHO counted all those feet sweat glands ???

6/08/2007 10:11 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

See THIS finger! Yeah, THIS one!!!!

Paris Hilton is a pitiful soul. I fear she has no brain at all. Maybe her mommy and daddy can buy her one.

6/10/2007 10:14 AM  
Blogger Grafs said...

I'll never understand foot fetishes. They just look like stinky, oddly- shaped hands to me.

6/10/2007 11:27 AM  
Blogger Mr. Shife said...

Do you sweat glands expand as you age? I swear I am more of a sweaty pig as I have matured.

6/10/2007 1:43 PM  
Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

That foot picture is so very wrong!

6/10/2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger Big Pissy said...

Always teaching us the fun facts.

Thanks! :)

6/10/2007 8:43 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Jennifer: MEN? I see the bird thrown by many more women than men. I'd love to see a real study of this--probably based on geography.

-- david

6/11/2007 4:48 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I think that I double the flatulance quota.

6/11/2007 11:34 AM  
Blogger cube said...

I have to guess that Paris has 2 neurons and one of them is inhibitory ;-)

6/11/2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger The Egg said...

Interesting fact about the middle finger. I'll have to pay attention next month. Fun stuff!

6/11/2007 3:37 PM  

Paris Hilton has now said that she is going to stop acting dumb.

6/13/2007 5:42 PM  

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