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01/20/2023 😷Medical Trivia😷   3 comments

I’ve spent the last three years of my life immersed in our medical systems and believe me I’m not complaining. Our healthcare systems are almost certainly overpriced but since they’ve kept me alive for the last three years, I don’t mind so much. Another plus for me is that I’ve had more time than I ever thought possible to read and digest ten tons of medical jargon and terminology. Am I any smarter? Probably not, but I picked up a boatload of trivia and useless information that I feel obligated to pass onto you. Here are some facts you probably never wanted to know but what the hell, here they are anyway

Did You Know . . .

  • There are more than 2 million sweat glands (estimated 2,381,248) on the skin of an average human, according to Gray’s anatomy.
  • The technical name for a human armpit is the axilla.
  • If you ever see a human being with uncontrollable winking of the eyes, they are exhibiting symptoms of blepharospasms.
  • The only bone in the human body that is not connected to another bone is in the throat, at the back of the tongue. It is a horseshoe shaped bone called the hyoid.
  • The largest organ in the human body by weight are the lungs. Together they weigh approximately 42 ounces. The right lung is 2 ounces heavier than the left, and the lungs of males are heavier than the female.

  • Could you find your buccal cavity? It’s not a trick question, that is the terminology used for the inside of your mouth.
  • Were you aware that the epidermis, the outer layer of skin, replaces itself every four weeks.
  • The kidney was the first organ ever transplanted. The operation was by Dr. Richard H Lawler in 1956. His patient Ruth Tucker, lived for five years with her new kidney.
  • Did you know there are approximately 45 miles of nerves in the adult human body?
  • The average lifespan of a human being’s tastebud is from 7 to 10 days.

HUMAN BODY’S ARE AMAZING – THE PEOPLE UNFORTUNEATELY ARE NOT

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