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    theresalee

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    Human Body Facts

    Post  theresalee on Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:57 am

    Ever heard of the 7 Wonders? Your body also has many unexplainable but amazing parts. Every function, organ, and cell seems to have its own perfect purpose and it may take you a lifetime to learn all of it. You won’t think you know yourself as well anymore after reading some of these eye opening truths!

    1. Your body is taller in the morning than at night. No need to get that ruler though. The height difference might be small and hardly measurable. The reason? In the human spinal chord, there are discs that take in water at night during sleep for replenishment and nourishment. So when you wake up in the morning, there is fluid stored in those discs. As the day goes on, the force of your body weight and gravity compresses the discs and causes the fluid the seep out. Without the liquid, the discs shrink and the spinal chord shortens just a little.
    2. Super sneeze. What’s the fastest function in your body? Maybe you can skate as fast as Apolo Ohno. Or swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Or perhaps even punch as fast as Manny Pacquiao. But these speeds can’t even compare to how fast your sneezes measure up to. How fast you ask? 100 miles per hour. That’s about nine times as fast as the speed of a five-minute-mile-runner. Because of this rocketing speed, it also makes it very hard to sneeze with your eyes open. The air pressure buildup behind your eyes in a sneeze would make it very uncomfortable (though your eyes would not pop out, despite what popular belief says) so your body’s natural reaction is to close them.
    3. Sleeping or eating? Which one do you need more to survive? Many people on impulse would choose eating because the obvious answer is that starving to death is much more probable than being tired to death. But the answer is not the obvious. Humans can actually survive longer without food than without sleep. On average, you can live for a few weeks without food, but without sleep, you can only survive up to 11 days (the record). Sleep deprivation is said to have some threatening effects on personality and psychological functions. So you may want to rethink what you really mean when you say you are dying to get some sleep.
    4. Tickle me pink…not! It’s impossible to tickle yourself. Trust me, I’ve tried. The brain is too smart for its own good. At the moment you have decided you want to tickle yourself, your brain has prepared itself to be immune to the attack. Because it is your own body, the brain predicts the movement and placement of your fingers and basically programs itself not to respond. But sadly, it cannot be done for other people’s tickle attacks. Your brain simply cannot calculate the other person’s tickle speed, force, or location.

    You may never look at yourself again in the same light. Okay, well not exactly. But these few facts are not even a speck of the knowledge you can learn about your body! If you have found these amusing and enlightening, I suggest you go out and find out some more facts about your body. Happy searching!

    oisheeshemontee

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    Post  oisheeshemontee on Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:43 pm

    Ever heard of the 7 Wonders [of the World]? Your body also has many unexplainable [inexplicable is a better word... but even then it doesn't sound exactly right. You might want to rephrase this part] but amazing parts. Every function, organ, and cell seems to have its own perfect purpose and it may take you a lifetime to learn all of it. You won’t think you know yourself as well anymore after reading some of these eye opening truths!

    1. Your body is taller in the morning than at night. No need to get [out] that ruler though. The height difference might be small and hardly measurable. The reason? In the human spinal chord [is it chord or cord?], there are discs that take in water at night during sleep for replenishment and nourishment. So when you wake up in the morning, there is fluid stored in those discs. As the day goes on, the force of your body weight and gravity compresses the discs and causes the fluid the [to, not the] seep out. Without the liquid, the discs shrink and the spinal chord shortens just a little.
    2. Super sneeze. What’s the fastest function in your body? Maybe you can skate as fast as Apolo Ohno. Or swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Or perhaps even punch as fast as Manny Pacquiao. But these speeds can’t even compare to how fast your sneezes measure up to [it sounds better to just say how fast you sneeze]. How fast you ask? 100 miles per hour. That’s about nine times as fast as the speed of a five-minute-mile-runner. Because of this rocketing speed, it also makes it very hard to sneeze with your eyes open. The air pressure buildup behind your eyes in a sneeze would make it very uncomfortable (though your eyes would not pop out, despite what popular belief says) so your body’s natural reaction is to close them.
    3. Sleeping or eating? Which one do you need more to survive? Many people on impulse would choose eating because the obvious answer is that starving to death is much more probable than being tired to death. But the answer is not the obvious. [But the obvious answer isn't always right] Humans can actually survive longer without food than without sleep. On average, you can live for a few weeks without food, but without sleep, you can only survive up to 11 days (the record). Sleep deprivation is said to have some threatening effects on personality and psychological functions. So you may want to rethink what you really mean when you say you are dying to get [change 'to get' to 'for] some sleep.
    4. Tickle me pink…not! It’s impossible to tickle yourself. Trust me, I’ve tried. The brain is too smart for its own good. At the moment you have decided [change 'have decided' to 'decide'] you want to tickle yourself, your brain has prepared itself to be immune to the attack. Because it is your own body, the brain predicts the movement and placement of your fingers and basically programs itself not to respond. But sadly, it cannot be done for other people’s tickle attacks. Your brain simply cannot calculate the other person’s tickle speed, force, or location.

    You may never look at yourself again in the same light. Okay, well not exactly. But these few facts are not even a speck of the knowledge you can learn about your body! If you have found these amusing and enlightening, I suggest you go out and find out some more facts about your body. Happy searching!

    theresalee

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    Re: Human Body Facts

    Post  theresalee on Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:22 am

    Ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the World? Your body also has many unexplainable but amazing natural mechanisms. Every limb, organ, and cell seems to have its own perfect purpose and it may take you a lifetime to learn all of them. You won’t think you know yourself as well anymore after reading some of these eye opening truths!

    1. Your body is taller in the morning than at night. No need to get out that ruler though. The height difference might be small and hardly measurable. The reason? In the human spinal cord, there are discs that take in water at night during sleep for replenishment and nourishment. So when you wake up in the morning, there is fluid stored in those discs. As the day goes on, the force of your body weight and gravity compresses the discs and causes the fluid to seep out. Without the liquid, the discs shrink and the spinal chord shortens just a little, decreasing your height by a little.
    2. Super sneeze. What’s the fastest function in your body? Maybe you can skate as fast as Apolo Ohno. Or swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Or perhaps even punch as fast as Manny Pacquiao. But these speeds can’t even compare to how fast your sneezes measure up to. How fast you ask? 100 miles per hour. That’s about nine times the speed of a five-minute-mile-runner. Because of this rocketing speed, it also makes it very hard to sneeze with your eyes open. The air pressure buildup behind your eyes in a sneeze would make it very uncomfortable (though your eyes would not pop out, despite what popular belief says), so your body’s natural reaction is to close them.
    3. Sleeping or eating? Which one do you need more to survive? Many people on impulse would choose eating because the obvious answer is that starving to death is much more probable than being tired to death. But the obvious answer isn't always right. Humans can actually survive longer without food than without sleep. On average, you can live for a few weeks without food, but without sleep, you can only survive up to 11 days (the record). Sleep deprivation is said to have some threatening effects on personality and psychological functions. So you may want to rethink what you really mean when you say you are dying for some sleep.
    4. Tickle me pink…not! It’s impossible to tickle yourself. Trust me, I’ve tried. The brain is too smart for its own good. At the moment you decide you want to tickle yourself, your brain has prepared itself to be immune to the attack. Because it is your own body, the brain predicts the movement and placement of your fingers and basically programs itself not to respond. But sadly, it cannot be done for other people’s tickle attacks. Your brain simply cannot calculate the other person’s tickle speed, force, or location.

    You may never look at yourself again in the same light. Okay, well not exactly. But these few facts are not even a speck of the knowledge you can learn about your body! If you have found these facts amusing and enlightening, I suggest you go out and find out some more facts about your body. Happy searching!

    oisheeshemontee

    Posts : 145
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    Age : 23

    Copyedit #2

    Post  oisheeshemontee on Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:08 pm

    Ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the World? Your body also has many unexplainable but amazing natural mechanisms. Every limb, organ, and cell seems to have its own perfect purpose and it may take you a lifetime to learn all of them. You won’t think you know yourself as well anymore after reading some of these eye opening truths!

    1. Your body is taller in the morning than at night. No need to get out that ruler though. The height difference might be small and hardly measurable. The reason? In the human spinal cord, there are discs that take in water at night during sleep for replenishment and nourishment. So when you wake up in the morning, there is fluid stored in those discs. As the day goes on, the force of your body weight and gravity compresses the discs and causes the fluid to seep out. Without the liquid, the discs shrink and the spinal chord shortens just a little, decreasing your height by a little.
    2. Super sneeze. What’s the fastest function [your body can do?] in your body? Maybe you can skate as fast as Apolo Ohno. Or swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Or perhaps even punch as fast as Manny Pacquiao. But these speeds can’t even compare to how fast your sneezes measure up to. How fast[,] you ask? 100 miles per hour. That’s about nine times the speed of a five-minute-mile-runner. Because of this rocketing speed, it also makes it very hard to sneeze with your eyes open. The air pressure buildup behind your eyes in a sneeze would make it very uncomfortable (though your eyes would not pop out, despite what popular belief says), so your body’s natural reaction is to close them.
    3. Sleeping or eating? Which one do you need more to survive? Many people on impulse would choose eating because the obvious answer is that starving to death is much more probable than being tired to death. But the obvious answer isn't always right. Humans can actually survive longer without food than without sleep. On average, you can live for a few weeks without food, but without sleep, you can only survive up to 11 days (the record). Sleep deprivation is said to have some threatening effects on personality and psychological functions. So you may want to rethink what you really mean when you say you are dying for some sleep.
    4. Tickle me pink…not! It’s impossible to tickle yourself. Trust me, I’ve tried. The brain is too smart for its own good. At the moment you decide you want to tickle yourself, your brain has prepared itself to be immune to the attack. Because it is your own body, the brain predicts the movement and placement of your fingers and basically programs itself not to respond. But sadly, it cannot be done for other people’s tickle attacks. Your brain simply cannot calculate the other person’s tickle speed, force, or location.

    You may never look at yourself again in the same light. Okay, well not exactly. But these few facts are not even a speck of the knowledge you can learn about your body! If you have found these facts amusing and enlightening, I suggest you go out and find out some more facts about your body. Happy searching!

    theresalee

    Posts : 55
    Join date : 2009-08-31

    Re: Human Body Facts

    Post  theresalee on Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:59 pm

    Ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the World? Your body also has many unexplainable but amazing natural mechanisms. Every limb, organ, and cell seems to have its own perfect purpose and it may take you a lifetime to learn all of them. You won’t think you know yourself as well anymore after reading some of these eye opening truths!

    1. Your body is taller in the morning than at night. No need to get out that ruler though. The height difference might be small and hardly measurable. The reason? In the human spinal cord, there are discs that take in water at night during sleep for replenishment and nourishment. So when you wake up in the morning, there is fluid stored in those discs. As the day goes on, the force of your body weight and gravity compresses the discs and causes the fluid to seep out. Without the liquid, the discs shrink and the spinal chord shortens just a little, decreasing your height by a little.
    2. Super sneeze. What’s the fastest speed your body can generate? Maybe you can skate as fast as Apolo Ohno. Or swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Or perhaps even punch as fast as Manny Pacquiao. But these speeds can’t even compare to how fast your sneezes measure up to. How fast[,] you ask? 100 miles per hour. That’s about nine times the speed of a five-minute-mile-runner. Because of this rocketing speed, it also makes it very hard to sneeze with your eyes open. The air pressure buildup behind your eyes in a sneeze would make it very uncomfortable (though your eyes would not pop out, despite what popular belief says), so your body’s natural reaction is to close them.
    3. Sleeping or eating? Which one do you need more to survive? Many people on impulse would choose eating because the obvious answer is that starving to death is much more probable than being tired to death. But the obvious answer isn't always right. Humans can actually survive longer without food than without sleep. On average, you can live for a few weeks without food, but without sleep, you can only survive up to 11 days (the record). Sleep deprivation is said to have some threatening effects on personality and psychological functions. So you may want to rethink what you really mean when you say you are dying for some sleep.
    4. Tickle me pink…not! It’s impossible to tickle yourself. Trust me, I’ve tried. The brain is too smart for its own good. At the moment you decide you want to tickle yourself, your brain has prepared itself to be immune to the attack. Because it is your own body, the brain predicts the movement and placement of your fingers and basically programs itself not to respond. But sadly, it cannot be done for other people’s tickle attacks. Your brain simply cannot calculate the other person’s tickle speed, force, or location.

    You may never look at yourself again in the same light. Okay, well not exactly. But these few facts are not even a speck of the knowledge you can learn about your body! If you have found these facts amusing and enlightening, I suggest you go out and find out some more facts about your body. Happy searching!

    ElaineTsui

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    Join date : 2009-09-01

    Re: Human Body Facts

    Post  ElaineTsui on Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:53 am

    Ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the World? Your body also has many unexplainable but amazing natural mechanisms. Every limb, organ, and cell seems to have its own perfect purpose, and it may take you a lifetime to learn all of them. You won’t think you know yourself as well anymore after reading some of these eye-opening truths!
    1. Your body is taller in the morning than at night. No need to get out that ruler though. The height difference is small and hardly measurable. The reason? In the human spinal cord, there are discs that take in water at night during sleep for replenishment and nourishment. So when you wake up in the morning, there is fluid stored in those discs. As the day goes on, the force of your body weight and gravity compresses the discs and causes the fluid to seep out. Without the liquid, the discs shrink and the spinal chord shortens just a little, decreasing your height by a little.
    2. Super sneeze. What’s the fastest speed your body can generate? Maybe you can skate as fast as Apolo Ohno. Or swim as fast as Michael Phelps. Or perhaps even punch as fast as Manny Pacquiao. But these speeds can’t even compare to how fast your sneezes measure up to. How fast, you ask? 100 miles per hour. That’s about nine times the speed of a five-minute-mile-runner. Because of this rocketing speed, it also makes it very hard to sneeze with your eyes open. The air pressure buildup behind your eyes in a sneeze would make it very uncomfortable (though your eyes would not pop out despite what popular belief says), so your body’s natural reaction is to close them.
    3. Sleeping or eating? Which one do you need more to survive? Many people on impulse would choose eating because the obvious answer is that starving to death is much more probable than being tired to death. But the obvious answer isn't always right. Humans can actually survive longer without food than without sleep. On average, you can live for a few weeks without food, but without sleep, you can only survive up to 11 days (the record). Sleep deprivation is said to have some threatening effects on personality and psychological functions. So you may want to rethink what you really mean when you say you are dying for some sleep.
    4. Tickle me pink…not! It’s impossible to tickle yourself. Trust me, I’ve tried. The brain is too smart for its own good. At the moment you decide you want to tickle yourself, your brain has prepared itself to be immune to the attack. Because it is your own body, the brain predicts the movement and placement of your fingers and basically programs itself not to respond. But sadly, it cannot be done for other people’s tickle attacks. Your brain simply cannot calculate the other person’s tickle speed, force, or location.
    You may never look at yourself in the same light again. Okay, well not exactly. But these few facts are not even a speck of the knowledge you can obtain about your body! If you have found these tidbits amusing and enlightening, I suggest you go out and find out some more facts about your body. Happy searching!

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