Health facts to know

Below mentioned are some interesting health facts one would like to know.

Last Updated: Sep 25, 2010, 14:27 PM IST

Below mentioned are some interesting health facts one would like to know.

  • You shrink 1/2 an inch during the day due to compression of the spinal column.
  • You’re born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.
  • There are 230 joints in the body.
  • The design of the Eiffel tower is based on the design of human bone.
  • Your skin is the largest organ of the body weighing in at 9 popounds.
  • The average head has 100,000 hair each living for about 2 to 4 years.
  • Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.
  • The liver is often called the body’s chemical factory. Scientists have counted over 500 liver functions.
  • Only 1% of human genes differ from those of chimpanzees.
  • The body is composed of 70% water by weight.