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Amanda Thomas
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Moments
Humans are the only primates that don't have
pigment in the palms of their hands.
Humans can make do longer without food than
sleep.
Humans have 46 chromosomes, peas have 14
and crayfish have 200.
Humans have more facial muscles than any
other animal on earth - 22 on each side of the
face.
Humans have the ability to differentiate about
10,000 odours.
Humans share 50% of their DNA with bananas.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin
every hour - about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70
years of age, an average person will have lost
105 pounds of skin.
Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about
every 27 days.
Identical twins have identical DNA but not
identical fingerprints.
If Barbie were life-size, her measurements would
be 39-23-33.
If human sense of smell is affected, sense of
taste is also affected as the brain interprets
signals from the nose and tongue.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot
taste it.
If the human eye was a digital camera it would
have 576 megapixels.
If the lining of mucus were to disappear from
your stomach, your stomach would digest itself.
If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body
would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to
Pluto and back.
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