17 Random Health Facts

March 18, 2008 at 5:58 pm (Totally Random) (, , , )

Here are some interesting, and maybe even frightening health facts, that you probably never knew about. After reading these facts, you might want to think twice about grabbing a cup of coffee or even drinking a glass of orange juice for breakfast! Want to be lazy and lose weight at the same time, just go to sleep!

1) Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08!

2) Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

3) Some parts of the world protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.

4) The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word gymnazein which means ‘to exercise naked.’

5) There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee. Of these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in rats.

6) The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800 times in their life.

7) A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day.

8) There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

9) According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots.

10) Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the morning.

11) Strawberries have more Vitamin C than oranges.

12) You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

13) It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.

14) Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

15) You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening!

16) During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.

17) If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb!

That last one is pretty gross. Imagine a tyrant harvesting fart gas with a factory full of fart slaves…

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