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About one-third of bone in the human body is living tissue. The rest consists of calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals.

Children born in the month of May are on the average 200 grams heavier at birth than children born in any other month.

Cold showers actually increase sexual arousal.

Cosmetic surgery in the United States grows more with each passing year. Doctors performed 47,000 cosmetic procedures – including breast implantation and liposuction – on teenagers alone In 1998.

Disorders in the brain can distort odors. Epileptics sometimes get auras of strange odors just before a seizure.

Drinking lowers rather than raises the body temperature. There is an illusion of heat because alcohol causes the capillaries to dilate and fill with blood. In very cold weather, drinking alcoholic beverages can lead to frostbite.

During a 24-hour period, the average human will breathe 23,000 times, exercise seven million brain cells, and speak 4,800 words. No wonder we're tired!

During menstruation, the sensitivity of a woman's middle finger is reduced.

During pregnancy, the uterus expands to 500 times its normal size.

During the eleventh century B.C. in China, smallpox was called “venom from the mother's breast,” since it appeared so frequently in children.

According to a 1999 survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, of those people who snore, 19 percent snore so loudly that they can be heard through a closed door.

According to a June 1996 National Geographic article, alcohol-related diseases are among the most common causes of premature death in Australia's Aboriginal communities.

According to a survey, women prefer blue bedrooms more than other colors; men are happier with white bedrooms.

According to acupuncturists, there is a point on the head that you can press to control your appetite. It is located in the hollow just in front of the flap of the ear.

According to Aristotle, the liver served as the body's seat of emotions.

According to Aristotle, wind direction determined whether a baby would be a boy or a girl.

According to podiatrists, the average pair of feet travel about 120,000 miles in a lifetime.

According to research conducted by Soviet scientists, girls born to men who are older than 50 have an average life span that is six years shorter than their brothers. They believe the X, or female, chromosome a father passes to his daughter contains the gene that determines longevity.

According to researchers at the University of Texas, babies like pretty faces better than plain ones.

According to the Anxiety Disorders Association, one in eleven people suffer from some kind of phobia at some time in their lives. Psychologists know little about the origin of phobias. Women are more prone to phobias than men.

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