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Date: 12/15/07 12:59 AM

102 Responses to Body Facts

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    December 14, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    Link: Body Facts - The really interesting facts and trivia about the human body that we never learned in school.
  2. Profile photo of rabbeseking
    rabbeseking Male 13-17
    152 posts
    December 14, 2007 at 9:32 pm
    Pretty cool, never knew i sneezed so fast.
  3. Profile photo of rabbeseking
    rabbeseking Male 13-17
    152 posts
    December 14, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    Still cant believe I got first, AKappy and the rest must be busy....
  4. Profile photo of rabbeseking
    rabbeseking Male 13-17
    152 posts
    December 14, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    How does he do it?!....

  5. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:22 am
    Magic Rabbeseking. Magic. and Jesus.

    But Onto the topic at hand! A good video, the only one that i really didn`t know was the electrical signals being fired 37 hours after death. That`s intense.

  6. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:23 am
    I knew those newborns were faking it. And who the hell is farting so much so as to drive up the average to 16 farts a day?
  7. Profile photo of arkansas
    arkansas Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:23 am
    dude, i think he`s part editor. or buddy got lonely and made a sockpuppet. either way, he is somewhat in charge around here.

    EXFOLIATION: THE NEW ANOREXIA!

  8. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:24 am
    And who could dislike Bill Murray?
  9. Profile photo of arkansas
    arkansas Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:26 am
    Spoonfork: its my roommate. he covers for all of your shortcomings and every girl on the planet
  10. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:28 am
    I kept waiting for "it is normal for some males to experience a 19-year erection." It never came.
  11. Profile photo of Blaze6181
    Blaze6181 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:31 am
    Actually a sneeze only produces as much speed as a category 1 hurricane. Still it`s pretty freaking fast. Cool Vid.
  12. Profile photo of Blaze6181
    Blaze6181 Male 13-17
    10 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:33 am
    And the mythbusters busted the "can`t keep eyes open while sneezing" myth.
  13. Profile photo of loljessifa
    loljessifa Female 18-29
    264 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:45 am
    That was awesome!
  14. Profile photo of loljessifa
    loljessifa Female 18-29
    264 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:45 am
    I never knew abot the finger shringing when yer on yer period.
    That`s crazy!
  15. Profile photo of aussieguy29
    aussieguy29 Male 18-29
    420 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:57 am
    that last ones bullpoo. i sneezed with my eyes open one day. my eyes popped out and i had to shove them back in but they still work fine. true story
  16. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:57 am
    Someone should figure out why the middle finger shrinks when girls get their periods... That`s odd.
  17. Profile photo of anima_sin
    anima_sin Female 18-29
    75 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:03 am
    wow! now that was impressive. the electrical signals and shrinking of the middle finger was pretty disturbing...yet frekin awesome.
  18. Profile photo of calmelbourne
    calmelbourne Male 13-17
    169 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:15 am
    ive sneezed with my eyes open before

    and the human body only uses 5 times as much energy relative to its mass as the sun because the sun is pretty light (it`s just flaming gas.)

  19. Profile photo of Manar
    Manar Male 30-39
    196 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:24 am
    I knew most of theese, and i learned about them in school. Atleast that shows where the video maker studied.
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm...
  20. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 3:07 am
    It`s bullpoo. I tried to keep my eyes opened when I sneezed once, and it wasn`t very difficult so long as I thought about it.
  21. Profile photo of nerb
    nerb Female 18-29
    296 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 3:10 am
    And I knew all of those because I am a master of collecting useless information. *sigh* More originalness needed, vid maker! These are reasonably common "did you know"`s so really everyone DOES know...

    Or, at least, they do in my area. =D GO COLLEGE GO!

  22. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 3:36 am
    Fancylad deposed buddy as the webmaster when we weren`t looking.

    And being a medical student, I already know a lot of the facts. Brain not feeling anything, for example, is due to the brain not having any sensory nerves. The skull does tho.

  23. Profile photo of TheNineXXX
    TheNineXXX Male 18-29
    395 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 4:22 am
    this just made me feel sick
  24. Profile photo of Mijert
    Mijert Male 18-29
    10 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 4:41 am
    Spoonfork - guilty.
  25. Profile photo of anGiE_O_o
    anGiE_O_o Female 13-17
    488 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 5:42 am
    all of them were pretty truthworthy

    but the one with the finger shrinking?
    never heard of it..

    dunno......

  26. Profile photo of ModifiedCar
    ModifiedCar Male 18-29
    211 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 5:53 am
    speaking of which when was the last time any of us saw a post from buddy?)-|
    just a though.reply if you noticed that aswel.
  27. Profile photo of aToMiC_dOg18
    aToMiC_dOg18 Female 13-17
    208 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 6:17 am
    Yeah... I haven`t seen him post in FOREVER... Conspiracy anyone?
  28. Profile photo of icantthink41
    icantthink41 Male 18-29
    350 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 6:30 am
    ...I would of sworn that we lost something like 180 hairs a day...?
  29. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    December 15, 2007 at 6:46 am
    I thought the middle finger became more porminent during a woman`s period. At least it does for the women in my life. ;-)
  30. Profile photo of geek_kittie
    geek_kittie Female 30-39
    66 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:28 am
    I`m curious how many of these are actually true. There are no references for where they found this information. The last one about it being impossible to sneeze with your eyes open is false. This was disproved on Mythbusters.
  31. Profile photo of Harmodius
    Harmodius Male 18-29
    25 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:41 am
    Hey it`s Malarchuk!
  32. Profile photo of Qpax
    Qpax Male 18-29
    188 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:47 am
    Seemed pretty interesting until I realised most of them were probably made up. The last one about it being `physically impossible` to sneeze with your eyes open is just plain wrong. Any doctor could tell you that.
  33. Profile photo of icelover
    icelover Female 13-17
    215 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:58 am
    wow. somw of those i knew... but some were just strange...


    XD <3

  34. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
    341 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:59 am
    i`ve actually heard a couple of those things in school. Namely the one about the lungs... we had a test question on that...
  35. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 8:29 am
    cool
  36. Profile photo of duncstar
    duncstar Male 18-29
    237 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 8:33 am
    I question the truth of lots of those statements. Sneezing that fast would break something, there are plenty of things that can destroy hair just as good as fire does and the whole sneezing with your eyes open is a load of balls!
  37. Profile photo of eleutherarch
    eleutherarch Female 13-17
    1002 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 8:46 am
    Eh, knew all that crap already.
  38. Profile photo of Brekee
    Brekee Female 18-29
    87 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 8:51 am
    I think the majority of it is crap. Cause if one of them is crap (the sneeze one, Thankyou mythbusters!) then who knows if any of them are true!
  39. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 8:53 am
    thats bull...i can sneeze with my eyes open.
  40. Profile photo of Toonoisy
    Toonoisy Female 18-29
    102 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:02 am
    I doubt I only loose 60 hairs in a day. It must be more!
  41. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:20 am
    A womans middle finger shrinks during her period probably because they use it so much during that time so it`s smaller for easy access ^_^.

    Woman on period = bitchy woman = frequent use of the birdy :-D

  42. Profile photo of Marsilvanian
    Marsilvanian Male 18-29
    275 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:20 am
    Now I am happy :)
  43. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:26 am
    already knew all bout 3 or 4...

    tell me sometin i don`t know

    and the nose and ears probably don`t grow, it`s probably just the cartilage drooping.

  44. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:52 am
    you can sneeze with your eyes open. the mythbusters proved it.
  45. Profile photo of emzrok
    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:56 am
    and the ring finger isnt the middle finger, stupid.
  46. Profile photo of 1eleanor2005
    1eleanor2005 Female 13-17
    324 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 10:05 am
    i sneeze with my eyes open all the time.. and normally do about 7/8 in a row ..
  47. Profile photo of SPANDEXcelen
    SPANDEXcelen Female 18-29
    70 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 10:13 am
    Actually I did learn most of this stuff in school.

    But the few things I didn`t know were pretty weird.
    Like the finger shrinking.

  48. Profile photo of TrixieBlue
    TrixieBlue Female 40-49
    1063 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 10:37 am
    Just looking at that x-ray with the knife sticking out of the head was freeee-kay! Even though it said you can feel it, it still creeps me out.
  49. Profile photo of juliac1214
    juliac1214 Female 13-17
    1 post
    December 15, 2007 at 10:58 am
    ive seen someone sneeze with their eyes open...its creepy
  50. Profile photo of BebopEmily
    BebopEmily Female 18-29
    1 post
    December 15, 2007 at 11:00 am
    It is possible to sneeze with your eyes open. Watch Mythbusters.
  51. Profile photo of beniscool1
    beniscool1 Male 13-17
    58 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 11:24 am
    thats all pretty cool.especially the middle finger one.
  52. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 11:26 am
    I`m so tired of half-true "fact" videos and websites.
  53. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 11:48 am
    i learned most of these, actually.
    still interesting though.
  54. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
    1492 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 11:59 am
    i`ve sneezed with my eyes open before...and it hurt like hell!!
  55. Profile photo of manotee
    manotee Male 18-29
    32 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    Do you see that little red and blue logo at the bottom for "Demand Media Entertainment" ? Those are the folks that bought out the site from Buddy (hence his lack of posts). Assumedly, fancylad works for the group that bought the site, hence his excessive number of posts.

    Now you know.

  56. Profile photo of KimonoThief
    KimonoThief Male 18-29
    126 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    "Physically impossible" to sneeze with your eyes open? Do people actually believe this? Sneezes as fast as a category 5 hurricane? Try category 1.

    I love how so many people here "already knew" this bullsh*t.

  57. Profile photo of 11235813666
    11235813666 Male 13-17
    3 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:50 pm
    I wonder why their fingers shrink >_>
  58. Profile photo of BigWaFuu
    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
    1163 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    the sneezing one is bull ****. I`ve sneezed with my eyes open, Mythbusters did a similar experiment
  59. Profile photo of irvind
    irvind Male 18-29
    14 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    women`s middle fingers shrink to lessen the urge to flip someone off you try messin with a women on her period
  60. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:05 pm
    those were all pretty cool facts though. the one about the brain sending elecgtrical signals for like 37 hours after death was creepy to me for some reason
  61. Profile photo of Smashking
    Smashking Male 18-29
    773 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:35 pm
    I knew the sneezing speed and that you cant have your eyes open, but everything else...

    Wow, never would have known any of that.

  62. Profile photo of ChestyLaRoo
    ChestyLaRoo Female 18-29
    215 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:44 pm
    Who spits that much when they sneeze...seriously that`s nasty=|
  63. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    I knew lots of these, also, you can sneeze with your eyes open if ya hold them open, but there`s a chance of them popping out. Also, if you pinch your nose when you sneeze it can like, kill your brain, but i do it all the time and I`m fine... sorta...
  64. Profile photo of dum656
    dum656 Male 13-17
    4 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 3:29 pm
    anyone know the song name?
  65. Profile photo of precado999
    precado999 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 4:03 pm
    that was pretty interesting
  66. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 15, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    well... it was OK. But the pics and the text werent very contrasting, and were at times hard to read. It was probably made by a noob.
  67. Profile photo of lady_luck05
    lady_luck05 Female 18-29
    116 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    Ooh, that was pretty interesting. Some I knew about but others I didn`t. Good stuff!
  68. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    "Pound per pound, the human body produces more energy than the sun"

    Only if you include the vast parts of the sun that don`t produce ANY energy. One could only imagine if our bodies actually produced more energy than atomic fusion.

  69. Profile photo of Djer
    Djer Male 18-29
    842 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    xViTAMiN22
    "Someone should figure out why the middle finger shrinks when girls get their periods... That`s odd."

    I think it shrinks so that it`s less obvious to tell if they`re flipping us men off.

  70. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:23 pm
    knew most of these
  71. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:29 pm
    I tried to look for a source on the finger shrinking thing...couldn`t find anything. I`m going to measure my fingers from now on.

    The sneeze thing is crap. I`ve sneezed with my eyes open.It does caus the sneeze to be less intense though.

  72. Profile photo of pyre
    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:34 pm
    it is NOT physically impossible to sneeze with your eves open. I have done it before. all that happens is that the sneeze gets slightly supressed
  73. Profile photo of glocktypus
    glocktypus Female 18-29
    430 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:50 pm
    haha for all those people who claim they don;t fart, sleep farters or seepers
  74. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 7:52 pm
    Georges Carlin`s take on the human body is much more interesting. Like when you get that little bit of poo on the side of your lip.
    Complaints and Gripes baby.
  75. Profile photo of lossof_life
    lossof_life Female 13-17
    184 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 8:46 pm
    I`ve never noticed my finger shrinking while I`m on my period..
  76. Profile photo of Panicdevil23
    Panicdevil23 Female 13-17
    159 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 9:51 pm
    Here`s a little tidbit; That X-ray of that woman`s hands was actually the very first x-ray ever taken by Roengen, of his wife`s hands.

    Yay for grade 8 science :p

  77. Profile photo of marioman
    marioman Male 13-17
    47 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 10:54 pm
    sweetness
  78. Profile photo of KimonoThief
    KimonoThief Male 18-29
    126 posts
    December 15, 2007 at 11:50 pm
    Some more facts:

    Humans have more teeth than crocodiles.

    Some parts of the human brain use lasers.

    The methane emitted from one human fart can give 30 species of bird lung cancer.

    HIV is actually good for you.

    The introduction of mashed potatoes into our diet is the sole contributor to human reason.

    Golf players routinely break the laws of thermodynamics.

    A toddler splashing in a baby pool creates enough energy to destroy Neptune.

    There is no such thing as a fourth vertebrae. It just goes from third to fifth. No one knows why.

    One drop of human sweat can lubricate an entire race car, for three days.

    The liver has no known function.

  79. Profile photo of mastercif
    mastercif Male 13-17
    458 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 12:34 am
    the last one was a myth, they did this on myth busters, but he had to hold his eyes open with his fingers
  80. Profile photo of dibens
    dibens Male 18-29
    203 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 1:20 am
    did you know that internet makes you impotent? it`s true!!
  81. Profile photo of takerrules
    takerrules Male 18-29
    236 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 1:39 am
    I just sneezed with my eyes open :-D
    ...Huh,whys everything black?
  82. Profile photo of kph59
    kph59 Male 70 & Over
    113 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 6:19 am
    LAST ONE IS A LIIIIIIIIIIIE! Mythbusters disproved it. Yay mythbusters.
  83. Profile photo of bloody0angel
    bloody0angel Female 13-17
    90 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 6:20 am
    i`ve never seen my middle finger shrink!! ...but maybe is does O.o...hey wait, i now have a way to stab people!! lol this thing gives people ideas...better not try it without knowing exactly where to stab...
  84. Profile photo of Bluedot34
    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 7:44 am

    KimonoThief you are full of ...

    On another note, you`ll all be happy to know that I`m well above the fart curve.

  85. Profile photo of saisay
    saisay Male 30-39
    105 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 9:52 am
    KimonoThief
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    108 Posts Saturday, December 15, 2007 11:50:30 PM
    Some more facts:
    Humans have more teeth than crocodiles.

    Some parts of the human brain use lasers.

    The methane emitted from one human fart can give 30 species of bird lung cancer.

    HIV is actually good for you.

    The introduction of mashed potatoes into our diet is the sole contributor to human reason.

    Golf players routinely break the laws of thermodynamics.

    A toddler splashing in a baby pool creates enough energy to destroy Neptune.

    There is no such thing as a fourth vertebrae. It just goes from third to fifth. No one knows why.

    One drop of human sweat can lubricate an entire race car, for three days.

    The liver has no known function.

    Don`t you mean the APPENDIX has no known function? And how the hell is HIV good for you?!

  86. Profile photo of nerb
    nerb Female 18-29
    296 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 10:39 am
    I think KimonoThief was taking the mick, guys... >_> Example: The potato thing?

    Unless you`re joking too, in which case ^_^;; Oops?

  87. Profile photo of xKaleigh
    xKaleigh Female 13-17
    93 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    how can i believe any of it when i know for a fact that some of them are false?
  88. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 3:47 pm
    They believe the appendix was used to digest bark when we were cavemen.
  89. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    Its a FACT that I AM JESUS!

    It is a FACT that i am SATAN!

    It is a FACT that i will KILL YOU!

    It is a FACT that i will drop a bomb on your mother!

    Those are facts everyone knows...

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    dtbrehm
    42 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 7:24 pm
    Appendix function = http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/...
  91. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 8:04 pm
    that was really interesting.
    i was glad there were ones on there that you usually don`t hear all the time.

    and that sneeze picture was pretty cool.

  92. Profile photo of Cricket11
    Cricket11 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    December 16, 2007 at 8:59 pm
    Crap. You mean someone can go back and look at my stupid posts that weren`t that funny or were written when I was in a bad mood? Of course, only someone who was really bored would do that.
  93. Profile photo of phoenix6
    phoenix6 Female 18-29
    407 posts
    December 17, 2007 at 6:16 am
    Kind of informative but I knew a few already. Except the middle finger one...i just know im gonna be measuring soon, *sigh*
  94. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
    1039 posts
    December 17, 2007 at 1:58 pm
    Some of these are true and some aren`t.

    My daughter is now 6 weeks old and I know for a FACT she`s had tears streaming down her face over the last few weeks when she gets hungry. So the whole no tears until 6 weeks is bs.

  95. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
    1232 posts
    December 19, 2007 at 5:04 pm
    A lot of that is BS.
  96. Profile photo of jkahoon
    jkahoon Female 18-29
    178 posts
    December 20, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    Pretty cool. However, is all of this scientific fact, or wives tales?
  97. Profile photo of Wierdo484
    Wierdo484 Female 13-17
    98 posts
    December 21, 2007 at 2:09 pm
    OK.. the next time its my time of the month.. I am MEASURING my middle finger
  98. Profile photo of pandapo0h
    pandapo0h Female 18-29
    242 posts
    December 24, 2007 at 1:45 am
    i love stuff like this..
  99. Profile photo of de_facto
    de_facto Male 18-29
    1 post
    January 8, 2008 at 4:07 am
    do oyu all beleive eveything you`re told?
    the thing about the finger period thing is bullpoo, it was probably just added to a load of "facts" to try and start some mass reseacrh thing.

  100. Profile photo of mysocks
    mysocks Female 13-17
    126 posts
    January 27, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    I already knew about the brain being active after death... but I didn`t know there was actual electrical current...
    So we all get a 37-hour dream about being in heaven or the afterlife or whatever before we go away forever. And get buried with worms eating us.
  101. Profile photo of MUSICISSWEET
    MUSICISSWEET Female 13-17
    188 posts
    May 16, 2008 at 6:45 pm
    Awsome some of those facts were pretty cool
  102. Profile photo of gcamaro32
    gcamaro32 Male 70 & Over
    242 posts
    March 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Knowing for a fact that at least two of those were proven to be historically incorrect...it leave me to question the validity of the rest of these "facts".

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