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Stupid Facts - The Human Body

  • The ashes of the average cremated person weigh nine pounds.

  • The skeleton of an average 160-pound body weighs about 29 pounds.

  • By age 60, most people have lost half their taste buds.

  • A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will (on average) lose two teeth every 10 years.

  • 90 percent of the population has an "innie" belly button.

  • The average human will shed 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.

  • A fingernail or toenail takes about six months to a year to grow from base to tip.

  • The human body has 70,000 miles of blood vessels.

  • The thumbnail grows the slowest. The middle nail grows the fastest.

  • The space between your eyebrows is called the glabella.

  • The surface of the human skin is 21.5 square feet (2 m2).