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27 March 2008

17 Random Health Facts You Never Knew

Here are some health facts that you probably never knew about:

1) Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08

2) Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour

3) In some parts of the world, they protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer

4) The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means ‘to exercise naked’

5) There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee; of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats

6) The average American eats at McDonald’s more than 1,800 times in their life

7) A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons each day

8) There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world

9) According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots

10) Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning

11) Strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges

12) You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television

13) It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily

14) Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people

15) You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening

16) During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food -- that’s the weight of about 6 elephants

17) If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, you will produce enough gas to create the energy of an atomic bomb


* Health Ranker March 17, 2008

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