Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fun Health Facts...Or List of Useless Hooey

I'm not exactly a candidate for Jeopardy, but I do enjoy trivia and fun facts. Thought I'd share some with you:

For every pound of weight you lose, you take 4 pounds of pressure off your knees.

Sex burns about 360 calories per hour. (Hmm...better break it down by minute...ha ha -- 6 calories per minute).

When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles.

By weight, bone is five times stronger than steel.

The life span of a tastebud is ten days.

Dentists recommend that you keep your toothbrush at least 6 ft. away from the toilet to avoid airborne particles from finding it. (Eww!)

The pupil of the eye expands as much as 45% when a person looks at something pleasing.

Your heart rate can rise as much as 30% when you yawn.

Scientists estimate that laughing 100 times is equivalent to a 10 minute workout on a rowing machine.

Lack of water is the #1 trigger of daytime fatigue.

Due to the angle at which the optic nerve enters the brain, staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of an orgasm. (Yowza! Blue paint sales are going to skyrocket!!)

Have a great day, folks :-))

*Some info taken from


  1. Jan,
    These are fabulous!! If you don't hear from me for a while, I'll be off-line, painting the bedroom blue. Well, maybe the kitchen too. LOL. Thanks for reminding me I need to drink more water, too. Great post, thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Joya! Thanks for the fun comments! :-)) *hmm, wonders if Joya's husband will wonder why she's painting every room blue* Ha! Ha!

    Have a great day!!


  3. Who knew? Thanks for the fun post, Jan.

  4. Is that a paint can in your hand, Suzanne? *grins*

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. No wonder I love my new blue master bedroom. ;) I'd heard the suggestion about toothbrush, and actually measured the distance to be sure ours weren't in the toxic zone. Germophobes reside here. LOL

    1. lol, Jolyse! Blue bedrooms seem to be the color of choice these days! (ha ha)I'm with you on the toothbrush thing - Ewww!

      Thanks for visiting & leaving a comment, Jolyse :-))