Random Factoids

I have listed random medical/health facts that I have come to learn during my life at the hospital… 
Your knowledge will forever be changed, so consider yourself blessed; 
once again, these facts are free of charge. J 
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.
One in every 1000 babies is born with a tooth.
A person will die from lack of sleep sooner than they will from starvation, 
which usually takes a few weeks. 
Note to self as I start to loose sleep as the July 07 move grows closer and closer…
Eighty percent of people infected with the Ebola virus, will die from this disease.
DNA was first discovered in 1869 by Friedrich Mieschler.
Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14 and crayfish have 200.
There are approximately 96,000 km of blood vessels in the human body.
Side note: 96,000 kilometers is equal to 59,651.6 miles
Each person sheds 22 kilograms of skin in his or her lifetime. 
Side Note: 22 kilograms is equal to 22,000 grams and 22,000 grams is equal to 48.5 pounds. 
So now you know that you are at least guaranteed to loose almost 
50 lbs through out your life, what a diet plan!
More germs are transferred shaking hands than kissing. 
Now you know the reason for Purel hand sanitizer!
Your heart beats 100, 000 times a day.
A fetus only acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
Guys are more likely than girls (by a ratio of 3-to-2) to have bad acne.
Human fetuses react to loud rock music by kicking.
At just 12 weeks the human fetus can scowl and squint.
More interesting factoids to come I am sure! Stay tuned... 
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