- A body decomposes 4 times faster in water than on land.
- A human head will remain conscious for 15-20 seconds after it is decapitated. A cockroach can live for 9 days without its head, after which it will starve.
- 10% of all humans ever born are alive at this very moment.
- In 1845, President Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot had to be removed from its owner’s funeral for cussing.
- In 1918, Influenza (the flu) caused 21 million deaths.
- If nutmeg is injected intravenously, it is probable that death will occur.
- Right handed people live 9 times longer than “lefties.”
- When a person dies, the first of the 5 senses to go is sight, then taste, smell, touch, and finally, hearing.
- A fetus acquires fingerprints at 3 months.
- A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than starvation. Death will occur after about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
DYK #2 Weird Trivia about Humans and more...
BONUS: According to the Kinsey Institute, the biggest erect penis on record measured 13 inches; the smallest tops off at 1¾ inches.