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Health is a part of our lives and there are many facts some obscure that are fascinating, informative and funny.  So without any further... Crazy and Interesting Health Facts

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Health is a part of our lives and there are many facts some obscure that are fascinating, informative and funny.  So without any further ado here are some crazy and interesting health facts that should inform and entertain you.

 

  • Redheads require up to 20% more anesthesia to be knocked out when compared to people of other hair colors.
  • An average American household spends more money on soda pops a year than on water.
  • More people die from prescription medication overdoses than from cocaine and heroin overdoses combined.
  • French mathematician Joseph Fourier believed wrapping his body in a blanket was beneficial to his health. He died after tripping on it and falling down the stairs.
  • Worcestershire sauce, the popular English sauce, is made from dissolved anchovies. The anchovies are soaked in vinegar until they have completely melted. The sauce contains the bones and all.
  • Maintaining a good posture can burn up to 350 calories each day.
  • Human saliva contains a natural painkiller, called opiorphin and can be up to six times more powerful than morphine.
  • The human brain has the capacity to store everything that you experience in your lifetime.
  • Sex burns about 360 calories per hour of active sex.
  • Poor eyesight or myopia is associated with higher IQ.
  • By weight, Bone is five times stronger than steel.
  • Fidgeting can burn about 350 calories a day.
  • Cigarette smoke contains 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which cause cancer.
  • It has been shown that caffeine causes headaches when stopped suddenly and can cause morning headaches that are relieved by a dose of caffeine.
  • The levels of two stress hormones, cortisol and epinephrine, which suppress the body’s immune system, will actually drop after a dose of laughter.
  • After age 30, the brain shrinks a quarter of a percent (0.25%) in mass each year.
  • Having sex can make a woman look younger and more attractive due to the release of estrogen and collagen.
  • You heart will pump about 400 liters or about 800 quarts in its lifetime.
  • ·      The skin on your lips is 200 times more sensitive than your fingertips.
  • Coconut water can be used (in emergencies only) as a substitute for blood plasma. The reason for this is that coconut water (the water found in coconuts – not to be confused with coconut milk, which comes from the flesh of the coconut) is sterile and has an ideal pH level. Coconut water is liquid endosperm – it surrounds the embryo and provides nutrition.
  •  Percy LeBaron Spencer of the Raytheon Company was walking past a radar tube (while testing an apparatus that later became the microwave) and he noticed that the chocolate bar in his pocket melted. He then tested popcorn in front of the tube and made sure to stand out of the beam surely and it quickly popped all over the room.
  • The FDA allows an average of 30 or more insect fragments, and one or more rodent hairs, per 100 grams of peanut butter.  Peanut butter and jelly sandwich anyone…anyone…