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  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    Link: A Crapload Of Facts About The Human Body - Damn, the human body is pretty incredible to be able to do all this stuff.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    Not bad.
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    Zynx Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    What does drawing a straight line have to do with the body?
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    3justme3 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Dirty mouths!
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    I can only draw a straight line with the help of a ruler :(

    ...People who blink a lot make me nervous.

    "There are approximately 2,000 taste buds in the human body" ...not just the tongue? Where else am I tasting things?
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    Kanashto Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm
    the tongue really is strong !

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    Smileyguy1 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    "Enough Fat to produce 7 bars of soap." Right...North American eating habits have got to produce at least 3 times that.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    "Every human bends her finger 25 million times in a lifetime"

    So all humans are female now?

    To which "finger" are we referring? Or are we to assume that all fingers are bent an equal number of times? Because that would seem a bit strange to me.

    Are we including thumbs here?

    And what about humans who die very young? Can one`s life expectency be gaged by how many times they have bent their finger so far?
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    I foresee people complaining about "Every human bends HER finger 25 million times in a lifetime."

    Don`t make a fool out of yourselves people, it`s correct grammar and they wanted to avoid the clunky "his or her". </Grammar Nazi>
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    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    And Rob Swindol gets the award for ironic timing of post I didn`t see!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm
    I foresee people complaining about "Every human bends HER finger 25 million times in a lifetime."

    Don`t make a fool out of yourselves people, it`s correct grammar and they wanted to avoid the clunky "his or her". </Grammar Nazi>

    It`s an explicitly feminine pronoun.

    It is therefore only correct grammar if all humans are female.

    You have just argued that male people are not human.

    Which may be both cause and effect of the change, which is now normal - it reflects and reinforces the exclusion of male people from consideration on a social level.

    I argue that a little clunkiness in language is better than the deliberate exclusion of half of humanity from consideration. But then I`m not a feminist.
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    twigglepuff Female 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    @ Chibi_Ichigo
    I heard we also have primitive taste buds in our stomachs and intestines, not just on the tongue
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm
    What does drawing a straight line have to do with the body?

    Maybe it`s down to the extremely fine motor control that humans have, probably related to extensive tool use. Other primates aren`t anywhere near as dextrous.

    Although I think you`re right and it`s mind, not body.

    Assuming it`s true, of course, which I don`t. A collection of "facts" on a webpage isn`t a reliable source.
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    Almighty_Jew Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    The tongue is not the strongest muscle, nor is it one single muscle; but 16 separate ones. Although it is controversial, the masseter muscle in the jaw is supposed to be the strongest relative to its size.
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    Tieagra Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    Actually the tongue is made up of many different muscles and it isn`t the strongest. The jaw muscle is actually the strongest.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    Dirty mouths!

    Yes, very. Human bites are quite dangerous for that reason.

    Something interesting and related...dogs` mouths are usually much cleaner than humans` mouths. Still dirty, but quite a lot less so. That`s quite remarkable when you consider what dogs eat and lick. I think it`s due to dogs having a really good immune system - they eat no end of bacteria, but nearly all of it is killed off.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Wouldn`t the strongest muscle in the human body be the quadriceps? The statement doesn`t say the muscle with the highest strength to size ratio.

    The thing that impresses me the most about the human body is the degree of parallelism in the brain. Slow, simple processors and slow interconnects, yet so very powerful.
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    ferrari91169 Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm
    "Every human bends her finger 25 million times in a lifetime"...

    Also, they should`ve said something like, "at least 25 million times..."

    Or is it assumed that on the 25 millionth bend that we just drop dead? And like RobSwindol said, "what about humans who die young?"...did we forget about them?

    Just because you die at the age of five you are no longer human? Or also the people who live past the average age...what is this "fact" based on? Considering everyone dies at different ages this doesn`t make sense.

    And, is "her" really correct grammar? I was always taught that in a situation like this the correct thing to do is "his/her".


    "The slash can replace the word `and` to join two nouns. By replacing `and` with a slash, you suggest that there is equal importance to both characteristics. Use these replacements in moderation to place greater emphasis where `and` may not d
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    SherbertFizz Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm
    I thought that babies did have kneecaps but they are made of cartilage, and only ossify between ages 2 and 6.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    And, is "her" really correct grammar? I was always taught that in a situation like this the correct thing to do is "his/her".

    It`s politically correct grammar - excluding male people is considered to be a good thing.

    I favour adding another meaning to the plural pronouns, making them either plural or singular depending on context. The plural pronouns are already sex-neutral and it`s common for a woord to have multiple meanings dependent on context. I think it`s more likely to be used than trying to create new sex-neutral singular pronouns and inserting them into English.

    But the safest way in society as it is at the moment is to explicitly exclude male people from consideration - that will attract the fewest complaints and it will be considered a good thing by more people.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    I thought that babies did have kneecaps but they are made of cartilage, and only ossify between ages 2 and 6.

    That makes more sense to me, because I think walking would be a serious problem without any kneecaps at all.
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    Omni Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm
    In a lifetime, the female body produces 7 million egg cells? If I`m not mistaken, that statement should be amended. While up to 7 million are present in the fetus at about 18 weeks into pregnancy, most of them waste away. This leaves about 1 to 2 million at birth, and only 300,000 by the time puberty starts.

    All the egg cells are formed during pregnancy, not over the period of a lifetime.
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    irwinmcmath Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    450 miles of hair? That can`t be right...how much hair could you grow in a year? That means that in 75 years you grew 31,680 feet of hair per year. Maybe 450 feet...
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    "The human eye is capable of differentiating between 10,000 different hues." Not my husband`s.
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    neutronstar Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    "All the egg cells are formed during pregnancy, not over the period of a lifetime."

    that is wrong!!! a female is born with all her egg cells, they start maturing when puberty starts. so no they are not formed during pregnancy. every mensturation cycle a female has 4 egg cells, and only 1 matures, while the other 3 help the womb to prepare for the fertilization of the mature egg cell.
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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:35 pm
    "450 miles of hair? That can`t be right...how much hair could you grow in a year? That means that in 75 years you grew 31,680 feet of hair per year. Maybe 450 feet..."

    They`re talking about a combined length.

    Each month your hair grows about 1/8-1/4 of an inch, give or take.

    But how many strands of hair are on the human body? Legs, arms, back, feet, arm pits, groin, head, eyebrows, etc, all combined? About 5 MILLION.

    And your leg hair/groin hair/pit hair occasionally grows faster than the hair on your head.

    So all together, if you never cut any of your hair, never shaved, etc, from birth, then laid out each hair from end to end: about 450 miles.

    THAT`S what they`re saying.
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    mcfudge Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Isn`t this a misinformation thing? I got it in an email saying all the facts are wrong.
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    ilfg Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    just because I can differentiate between that many hues doesn`t mean I can tell the difference between navy and black when i wake up in the morning.
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    Imadude Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm
    I cant draw a straight line without a ruler. Does that make me not human?
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    The tongue isn`t even a goddamn muscle, FFS. The strongest muscle is either:
    a) The quadriceps, and Angillion as mentioned, or
    b) The massetter, which is weaker than the quadriceps but produces more strenght because it works on a very small lever (someone who knows more physics than I do should explain how this works).

    Also, I`m too lazy to count but I doubt the one about the bones in your hands and feet being true.
  31. Profile photo of Omni
    Omni Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    "All the egg cells are formed during pregnancy, not over the period of a lifetime."

    "that is wrong!!! a female is born with all her egg cells, they start maturing when puberty starts. so no they are not formed during pregnancy."

    They may mature when puberty starts, but the claim that this infographic makes is that 7 million are produced over a lifetime. This is simply wrong. They are all created before birth. When I said that they are formed, I meant that they are created, not that they are fully mature.
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:03 pm
    um..ya most of these facts are false.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    I think they meant half the bone are in the hands and feet including the wrists and ankle... Infograph fail.
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    braindamaged Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    Talk about splitting hairs. Thanks for the human repro lesson guys...
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    Dreizehn Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    >TheSharpest

    The tongue IS a muscle, a specialized one (thats why it can move in any way, not just contract like the rest of your muscles). What it says here is that it is the strongest, not the muscle that can make a greater force. Obviously the quadriceps can make greater force than the tongue because of its size, but if you measure the strength to size ratio the tongue is waaaay stronger. Basically, if your quadriceps were made of the same muscle fiber as your tongue you could jump a lot higher.
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Infographics only make people more stupid
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    Magicant Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    more than half of these things aren`t true. there isn`t even any proof or sources. except a website..
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    No Dreizehn, the tongue is composed of between 16 to 18 muscles(every anatomy book seems to say a different thing). Also, most muscles produce a very similar force to size ratio, so muscle force is determined by size and the mechanics of the articulations it acts upon (I`m dumb as hell when it comes to physics so I can`t really explain this one). Therefore the strongest muscle in the body is either one of the 2 I said before.
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    xtkm1x Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Dreizehn, what you`re saying is that the tongue is the strongest proportional muscle in the human body. That`s well known. But this infographic says it`s the strongest of all muscles, or at least implies that.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    The tongue IS a muscle..

    Yup, It is. It`s also the only muscle (besides the heart) attached only at one end with one tendon. Also happens to be the fastest healing part of the human body. It`s also the only muscle not covered by `skin`.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Dreizehn:

    The tongue is not A muscle, as people have pointed out. It`s a collection of different muscles, some wholly within the tongue and some partly within the tongue.

    Tongue muscles and quadriceps are made of the same type of muscle fibre - striated.

    Strength is strength. Strength to volume ratio is strength to volume ratio. You`re arguing that strength is not strength and strength to volume ratio is strength. That doesn`t make sense.

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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    Also, most muscles produce a very similar force to size ratio, so muscle force is determined by size and the mechanics of the articulations it acts upon (I`m dumb as hell when it comes to physics so I can`t really explain this one).

    As far as I can tell, you`re talking about leverage. Maybe I`m wrong, but that seems to fit. Leverage makes a hell of a difference.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm
    I`m going to muddy the waters with another suggestion: heart.

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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    I didn`t know the part about how babies didn`t have kneecaps till then. Thats pretty interesting o.O
  45. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    I don`t know why I`m so obsessed with this one, but Crackr Jak and Dreizehn, the tongue is composed of multiple muscles. Jump to 87.
    The tongue is not the only "muscle" not covered by skin, not even close. I`ll throw the diaphragm as the first muscle that came to my mind, but there are multiple, multiple others.
    The tendon thing is also bull. Facial expression muscles attach at one end to skin, not to another bone by tendons.
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    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    Exactly Angillion. The massetter is pretty small, but attaches very near the "hinge" in the articulation of the jaw. That would make a bite stronger, right?
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    a female doesn`t produce eggs. she is born with all the eggs she will ever have
  48. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    "a female doesn`t produce eggs. she is born with all the eggs she will ever have"

    Yeah, that`s about the point where I called BS...

    Unless they`re considering while they`re in the womb, or the facts I`ve been receiving all my life are wrong...

    Maybe they`re thinking male sperm cells...? But then that number would be WAY to small...

    I dunno. I still think most of these infographics are BS anyway...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    wow, infographic fail with no logical facts that have been proven, only speculation!
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    addler Male 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm
    That tongue "fact" is probably the most annoying one I face often.

    "The tongue is often cited as the "strongest muscle in the body," a claim that does not correspond to any conventional definition of strength. This phrase may have originated as a metaphor, referring to power of words. In addition, the tongue contains a regenerative feature, contained primarily within the intrinsic muscles, that actually allows the tongue to regenerate and grow back into its original shape and structure if it suffers severe damage. However, if it is damaged too far back, the regenerative properties of thetongue begin to decrease and it may become una ble" to fully redevelop.
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    IAmWedge Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    "Every human bends her finger 25 million times in a lifetime"

    This is in-fact true. Those who die younger bend their finger at a higher rate. You can actually quite accurately predict within the nearest 2 weeks when you will die by the rate at which your finger bends.

    Yes this means that babies who die were in-fact bending their finger at a rate faster than the human-eye can detect, in order to fit in all 25 million bends before the final konk-out.
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    Nytewulf Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    45.89 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot...
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    Zuki Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:07 pm
    Actually new studies have shown that women are born with eggs and produce some as well.
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    Zuki Female 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    Link for egg producing studies
  55. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:45 pm
    Exactly Angillion. The massetter is pretty small, but attaches very near the "hinge" in the articulation of the jaw. That would make a bite stronger, right?

    It depends on where the other end attaches and the length of the jaw. Leverage is basically a matter of relative lengths and fulcrum position. Muscle length also affects the amount of force exerted. It`s definitely a matter of leverage. So the masseter muscle is weaker but able to apply more force due to the mechanical advantage of leverage.

    Wow...I`ve just found the Guinness-certified record forces exerted for humans. The current record for a jaw is 4,337N for a bite, sustained for 2s.

    4,337N is enough force to lift 442Kg against Earth`s gravity on the surface.
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    flagler Male 30-39
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    April 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    Fascinating. A million+ chemical reactions took place in my brain while writing this comment.
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    MacCanuck Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    That kneecap thing is a misleading. The cartilaginous precursor of the kneecap is there before birth, but primary ossification doesn`t start until age 2
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    iKit5 Female 13-17
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    April 10, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    Why can titles of things on IAB have cuss words, and not us?
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    Raisin_Hell Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    @iKit5 -- Pretty sure crap and damn aren`t censored and aren`t really cusswords
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    Imadude Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    Enough with all you geeks correcting this list. Its called a crap load of facts because the facts are all crap. Get it?
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    Crucible Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    To put the thing about the tongue in perspective, it`s relative to its size.
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    DertMerchant Male 18-29
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    April 10, 2010 at 11:37 pm
    Wow, i wish I had 700,000 comments to say about this POS.
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    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 12:42 am
    450 miles of hair?? so not true
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    April 11, 2010 at 12:57 am
    "This is in-fact true. Those who die younger bend their finger at a higher rate. You can actually quite accurately predict within the nearest 2 weeks when you will die by the rate at which your finger bends. "

    By that rationale guitarists should only ever live to about 30
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 1:10 am
    "Why can titles of things on IAB have cuss words, and not us? "

    crap is not a cuss word.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 1:11 am
    no wait, on my previous post i want to correct myself, to 98% of the english speaking population, crap is not considered a cuss word. the other 2% that thinks it is a cuss word are usually socially awkward though.
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 2:21 am
    ""This is in-fact true. Those who die younger bend their finger at a higher rate. You can actually quite accurately predict within the nearest 2 weeks when you will die by the rate at which your finger bends. "

    By that rationale guitarists should only ever live to about 30"

    They do lol.
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 3:49 am
    I think the average texan could become more than 7 bars of soap
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    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 4:09 am
    The one about hair growing 450 miles is bullsh*t. it grows 1/2 - 1 inch a month = 1ft a year, average = 75ft a lifetime.
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    Fairienyte Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 4:21 am
    "The one about hair growing 450 miles is bullsh*t. it grows 1/2 - 1 inch a month = 1ft a year, average = 75ft a lifetime. "
    It`s not refering to ONE hair! It is refering to ALL the hair on the body. Cool facts!
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    buxco215 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 4:45 am
    >>I think the average texan could become more than 7 bars of soap<<

    HEY-OHHHHH!! *ba-dum-tss!*(rimshot)
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    IQover Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 5:37 am
    The 1 with the egg cells isn`t right? I believe it was: 40.000 egg cells already at birth. Or later on idunno.. And every 2 weeks during ovulation 1 comes free n stuff..
    but it was 40.000 not 7 million.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 6:07 am
    o.O That infosnippet about kneecaps was a small, if rather insignificant, revelation to me.
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    obbycomma Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 6:08 am
    Uh. Some of these facts are kind of incorrect. >.> And there are some typos. *Grammar Nazi strikes again*
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    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 6:09 am
    >MacCanuck
    OK, that actually helped me a bit. But it still is quite interesting imo...
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 7:17 am
    Some of the facts probably are wrong. These inforgraphics never source anything.
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    Wasabi13 Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 7:22 am
    "Some of the facts probably are wrong. These inforgraphics never source anything."

    To the contrary, most of the infographics list their sources at the bottom of said graphic. This is unusual in the sense that it does not list it`s source(s).
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    slickrstickr Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 7:55 am
    It says healthwatchcenter.com at the bottom
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    bastrid Female 30-39
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    April 11, 2010 at 8:01 am
    `This is unusual in the sense that it does not list it`s source(s).`

    except for healthwatchcenter.com
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    wolfking Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 11:10 am
    evry human bends HER finger 25 mill times in a lifetime whats up with the her?
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    April 11, 2010 at 11:38 am
    450 miles... let`s see, now:
    450 miles x 5,280 ft/mile = 2,376,000 feet
    If a human lived an average of 100 years (it`s considerably less) then that would mean:
    2,376,000 feet/100 years = 23,760 feet per year
    With 365 days per year that would give us:
    23,760 feet/365 days = 65.1 feet of hair growth per day in order to grow 450 miles of it in a 100 year lifetime.
    Someone please check my math...I keep getting the same result and that`s an unbelievably glaring erro, if I`m right!
  82. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
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    April 11, 2010 at 11:40 am
    I know, I know...so is writing "erro", instead of "error"!
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    Piepig Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 11:43 am
    I don`t get how the area of my lungs is equivalent to a tennis court....
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    i saw the same thing wolfking and then realize....women bend their finger for...ahem...things men don`t....
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm
    @ broizfam
    probably is 65 feet a day, considering there are 100,000 - 200,000 hairs on your head alone it`s understandable.
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    I don`t get how the area of my lungs is equivalent to a tennis court....

    That might be true in terms of total surface area. Lungs aren`t just bags of air - there`s a lot of complex structure inside.

    A quick way to visually illustrate the idea is to get a sheet of paper and fold it like a concertina.

    A4 is roughly 8x12 inches, so surface area is roughly 96 inches.

    Fold it every inch along the longer side and you end up with a piece of paper that`s 8x1 inches. Same piece of paper, same surface area, but the folding makes it seem much smaller.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    evry human bends HER finger 25 mill times in a lifetime whats up with the her?

    If you use what are now male-specific pronouns due to recent changes in English, quite a lot of people will complain.

    Because most of those people are sexist hypocrites, they will not complain if you use what are and always have been female-specific pronouns.

    It`s generally considered to be a good thing to exclude male people from consideration on a social/political scale - that`s what feminism is and it`s been very successful.

    So the common use of language increasingly excludes male people - doing so matches current social norms and thus attracts fewer complaints.

    The other options are to make up pronouns, which will result in ridicule, or use plural pronouns (which are sex-neutral), which will result in complaints about grammar.

    I think it`s better to change grammar than to exclude half of humanity. `They` can work well enough as both si
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    The one about hair growing 450 miles is bullsh*t. it grows 1/2 - 1 inch a month = 1ft a year, average = 75ft a lifetime.

    Per hair.

    Humans average about 5 million hairs.
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    Hotubs Female 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    wow, from reading the comments half of these people need to go back to school...
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    tangello Female 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 6:19 pm
    "every human bends HER finger....." yeah.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    Bill Nye taught me that the surface area of my lungs are the same as a tennis court!

    Picture a sponge, it may only be as big as your lungs(ish) but it can hold water because of the holes in it. It`s all about surface area!
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    April 11, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    To The-Sentinel,
    Good point. Maybe it refers to the total daily growth of each hair on the body, added up. I still don`t think it`ll add up 65 feet per day, though. Maybe on Chewbacca, but not a human.
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    crunkadelic Male 13-17
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    April 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm
    um. Angilion, i think you have your facts wrong. we have about 40,000 hairs on our head
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    laurjendee Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    4.4 pounds of bacteria... gross.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 11, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    um. Angilion, i think you have your facts wrong. we have about 40,000 hairs on our head

    i) Most sources state at least twice that number. For some reason, the average varies a bit depending on hair colour.

    ii) Humans have hair over nearly all of their body. It`s extremely fine in many places for many people, sometimes too fine to even see, but it`s there. If you get enough magnification on an apparently hairless part of your skin, you can see the hair follicles. The only truly hairless parts are eyelids, lips, palms and soles. Unless you have some form of baldness that stops hair growing, of course.

    It`s not as simple as half an inch per hair, though, because hair grows at different rates on different parts of the body.
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    66stang Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2010 at 12:04 am
    most bacteria in your body is beneficial, and you would die without it.
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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2010 at 1:21 am
    Lies, 66Stang, because candid yeast overgrowths are the way to go B-|
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 12, 2010 at 2:10 am
    most bacteria in your body is beneficial, and you would die without it.

    Would you necessarily *die*? I know the symbiotic bacteria are very useful, but are they absolutely essential? Off the top of my head, the only two things I know of that bacteria do in humans is break down complex sugars into simpler stuff that the human digestive system can handle and act as security guards to stop other bacteria setting up camp in the vagina (which is why antibiotics often cause thrush - they kill off the "security guard" bacteria).
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    lyckosam Male 18-29
    193 posts
    April 12, 2010 at 6:42 am
    babies havent got kneecaps? what the drat! how come it doesnt hurt them to crawl? i am baffled and amazed!
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    April 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm
    I want to know where they get their "7 million eggs" statistic. Because women only produce about 500 fully-fledged oocytes in their reproductive lifetime.
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    April 12, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    One thing: Women don`t "produce" egg cells, they are born with all of the ones they are ever going to have, and hit menopause when they run out(they lose one when the have Periods). The average woman has only 400-500 eggs.

    Family Life,people, you learn this in school.
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    timbledum Male 18-29
    42 posts
    April 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    "At the 20-week mark, the structures that will become the ovaries house roughly 6 to 7 million potential egg cells. From that point on, the number begins to decrease rapidly."

    http://bit.ly/bxbRUt

    They only have use of around 300-500 because there are many many that fail. Internet research for the win.
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    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    April 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm
    that 450mile hair growth sounds like bullshiet-_-
    even the old asian man with longest hair is not that long..wait unless...they mean every strand of hair combined together in length hmm..
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    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    April 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    the tounge isn`t the strongest muscle, your quads are. I don`t think some of this is true
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
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    April 13, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    sounds fun
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2010 at 1:34 am

    How can I trust an infogram that can`t even get the language correct?

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