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Amazing Pictures: The Earth At Night

The Earth at night
The Earth At Night

Explanation: This is what the Earth looks like at night. Can you find your favorite country or city? Surprisingly, city lights make this task quite possible. Human-made lights highlight particularly developed or populated areas of the Earth's surface, including the seaboards of Europe, the eastern United States, and Japan. Many large cities are located near rivers or oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat. Particularly dark areas include the central parts of South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The above image is actually a composite of hundreds of pictures made by the orbiting DMSP satellite.

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Human Body Facts

The human body is a machine that is full of wonder. This collection of human body facts will leave you wondering why in the heck we were designed the way we were.

-Your body requires 1000-1500 calories per day just to simply survive (breathing, sleeping, eating).

-Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.

-Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream.

-The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest it the male sperm.

-You use 200 muscles to take one step.

-Muscle cells live as long as you do while skin cells live less than 24 hours.

-A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.

-Your brain operates on the same amount of power that would light a 10-watt light bulb.

-There are 5 million hair follicles on an average adult.

-The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.

-The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

-Approximately 75% of human poop is made of water.

-Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

-It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

-The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds.

-Your brain is more active during the night than the day.

-One human hair can support 3kg.

-Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

-The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

-An average human loses about 200 head hairs per day.

-The white part of your fingernail is called the Lunula.

-There is enough iron in a human being to make one small nail.

-A shank is the part of the sole between the heel and the ball of the foot.

-The talus is the second largest bone in the foot.

-The attachment of human muscles to skin is what causes dimples.

-A 13 year old child found a tooth growing out of his foot in 1977.

-Your thumb is the same length of your nose.

-A woman's heart beats faster than a man's.

-Dogs and Humans are the only animals with prostates.

-It only takes 7lbs of pressure to rip off your ears.

-There are nine muscles in your ear.

-The navel divides the body of a newborn baby into two equal parts.

-If the average male never shaved, his beard would be 13 feet long when he died.

-Experts say the human body has 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

-The tongue is the only muscle attached at one end.

-Fetuses can hiccup.

-Your brain uses 40% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream.

-Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.

-The longest recorded bout of hiccups lasted for 65 years.

-The longest recorded sneezing fit lasted 978 days.

-Your stomach has 35 million digestive glands.

-At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.

-There is about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

-Side by side, 2000 cells from the human body could cover about one square inch.

-There are no two tongue prints that are alike.

-Your body contains about four ounces of salt.

-Injured fingernails grow faster than uninjured ones.

-Women blink twice as much as men.

-It is impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

-The average person's skin weighs twice as much as their brain.

-When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.

-It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it.

-The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are 1) frogs 2) worms 3) potted plants.

-Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

-If they were laid end to end, the blood vessels in your body would wrap around the equator three times.

-Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.

-Bone is stronger, inch for inch, than the steel in skyscrapers.

-About one third of the human race has 20-20 vision.

-In a hot climate, you can sweat as much as 3 gallons of water a day.

-Fingernails are made from the same substance as a bird's beak.

-A runner consumes about 7 quarts of oxygen while running a 100-yard dash.

-The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.

-Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.

-Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.

-A pair of human feet contain 250,000 sweat glands.

-Living brain cells are bright pink.

-You're ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.

-Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

-If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

-The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.