Part 4 – Facts and More Facts

 Autistic savant Daniel Tammet of England once memorized pi to 22,514 digits in 5 hours and 9 minutes.   **********************************************************

The largest cell in the human body is the ovum (egg) which is visible to the naked eye.   ****************************************************************************

There are two hundred different cell types in the human body and more than 100 TRILLION cells. ****************************************************************

Breasts are really modified sweat glands. *****************************************

The number of obese Americans has doubled since 1980.  *************************

Once you reach adulthood, the number of fat cells in your body remains the same.  The cells just get bigger or smaller.  ************************************************

A recent scientific study revealed that hand germs differ greatly from individual to individual.  In the same individual the left and right hands share only about 17% of the same types of bacteria.  ****************************************************

Every flu strain has its origins in Asia.  The reason remains unclear, but travelers spread the viruses around the world each year.   *********************************

The only bone in the human body that is not connected to another bone is the hyoid.  It sits in the back of the throat and is supported by thyroid cartilage.  **************

Men’s brains process women’s voices differently than men’s voices.  THE FEMALE VOICE SEEMS TO GET MEN’S ATTENTION.  For this reason, a woman’s voice is used in the F-16 fighter jets for warnings.  The voice is known as Bitchin’ Betty.    *********************************************************************************

The Atlas moth has a wingspan of almost one foot.  ******************************

                                                         R. Van Conoley

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