Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FYI: Medical Facts - Part 2 - Body Functions

  • COUGHING/SNEEZING [cough, sneeze] A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60mph. Sneezing: A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100mph. When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop--even your heart. It's not impossible to sneeze with your eyes open, but it could make your eyes feel uncomfortable due to extra pressure on them.
  • CRYING [tears] The reason your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
  • EATING [esophagus] It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to stomach via the esophagus. Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61 percent.
  • READING [read] Men can read smaller print than women but women can hear better.
  • SMELLING [nostrils] Each nostril registers smell in a different way. Smells that are detected by the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.  However, smells are more accurately detected by the left nostril.
  • SPEAKING [voice] It takes 72 muscles to speak a single word.
  • TYPING [typing] You consume 110 calories when you type for an hour.
More to come...

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