Our Incredible Body

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ICM Topic for Discussion
June 18, 2016

“I praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works and my soul knows it very well. “ Psalm 139:14

The human body is incredibly a magnificent and powerful creation of God. How it works – its complexity, yet perfect coordination of bodily systems, is a testimony to the greatness of our Creator.

Here are some facts and wonders of the human body taken
from: http://www.fullyalivetoday.com/cheese-cake/spiritual-inspiration/200-the-wonder-of-the-human-body

* A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph. – this makes it important for us to cover our mouth when we cough
* A sneeze can exceed the speed of 100 mph. – (cover your mouth please)
* A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip.
* Fingernails grow faster than toenails.
* A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes about 40 days. (We must discipline ourselves to get 7-8 hours of sleep)
* By age sixty, most people have lost half of their taste buds. (Enjoy and savor the food you eat while you are younger)
* By the time we turn 70, our heart would have beaten some two-and-a-half billion times (figuring on an average of 70 beats per minute).
* Each square inch of human skin consists of twenty feet of blood vessels.
* Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
* Every person has a unique tongue print.
* Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing
* Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour–about 1.5 pounds a year. By 70 years of age, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
* Humans shed and re-grow outer skin cells about every 27 days–almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.
* bSmall intestine stretches to a length of 22 feet.
* It takes 17 muscles to smile but 43 to frown – thus people who are frowning age faster due to overworked muscles. So smile often.
* The human brain is about 85% water.
* The largest cell in the human body is the female reproductive cell, the ovum. The smallest is the male sperm.
* The largest human organ is the skin, with a surface area of about 25 square feet.
* There are 45 miles of nerves in the skin of a human being.
* The left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart.
* The most common blood type in the world is Type O. The rarest, Type A-H, has been found in less than a dozen people since the type was discovered.
* In an average healthy adult, the volume of blood is between 5 and 6 quarts.
* In ten years, the average man shaves off a pound of whiskers.
* The human body contains 100 trillion cells, 40 billion are not your own but are symbiotic bacteria on the skin and in the GI system.
* Three-hundred-million cells die in the human body every minute.
* Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.
* Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.

From: http://www.fullyalivetoday.com/cheese-cake/spiritual-inspiration/200-the-wonder-of-the-human-body

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