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New research indicates that eating garlic during pregnancy can cut the risk of raised blood pressure and protein retained in the urine, or pre-eclampsia.

Newborn babies are not blind. Studies have shown that newborns have approximately 20/50 vision and can easily discriminate between degrees of brightness.

Ninety-eight percent of all acute sunstroke cases are fatal.

The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, sheds itself at a rate of about a million cells every 40 minutes.

The epididymis, the tube that carries spermatozoa, is 15 to 20 feet long in an adult male.

The fastest sneeze recorded traveled at 103.6 mph.

No one truly has double joints. Contortionists are actually able to stretch the fibrous tissues known as ligaments. Ligaments hold organs in place and fasten bones together. Ligaments normally restrict the movements of certain joints, but some folks find that their ligaments are more flexible than others.

The fingernails grow faster on the hand you favor. If you are right-handed; your right fingernails will grow faster; likewise the fingernails on the left hand of a left-handed person. The middle fingernail grows faster than all other nails.

Noologists study the human mind.

The gray matter of the brain contains about 8 million nerve cells, which are connected by 10,000 miles of nerve fibers per cubic inch.

Normal hearing can detect sounds as soft as 10 decibels and as loud as 140 decibels.

The hair of an adult man or woman can stretch 25 percent of its length without breaking. If it is less elastic, it is not healthy.

Of 103.4 million American men, 22.5 million wear a mustache.

The heart beats faster during a brisk walk or heated argument than during sexual intercourse.

Of the 206 bones in the average adult human body, 106 are found in the hands and feet (54 are in the hands; 52 are in the feet).

The hormones that help the body mature show a marked increase during regular periods of sleep, particularly during the teenage years. Sleep researchers believe that youngsters who don't follow a consistent sleep schedule run the risk of suffering abnormal growth patterns and delay puberty.

Of the three divisions of the human brain, the cerebrum is the largest and most important.

The human being is the longest-lived of all existing mammals.

On an average day, the average adult spends 77 minutes eating.

The human body consists of about 60 trillion cells, and each cell has about 10,000 times as many molecules as the Milky Way has stars.

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