Human and their lives

The following text is originally lifted from the trivia section of The Jakarta Post.

~Compiled from various sources~

  • The average adult falls asleep seven minutes after turning the light off.
  • The average human being will accidentally eat about .5 kg in weight of insects over the course of a lifetime.
  • Americans use more then 16,000 tonnes of aspirin a year.
  • The average American over 50 will have spent five years waiting in queues.
  • An average person uses the bathroom six times per day.
  • In a lifetime the average U.S. resident eats more than 50 tonnes of food.
  • A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 100 kph.
  • A sneeze can exceed the speed of 160 kph.
  • If you fart consistently for six years and nine months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.
  • If you yelled for eight years, seven months and six days, you will have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee.
  • There are 110 calories per hour consumed during an hour of typing—only 30 more than those used while sleeping.
  • Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.
  • By the time you are 70, you will have easily drunk 45,000 litres of water.
  • 85% of the population can easily curl their tongue into a tube.
  • The average person can live up to 11 days without water, assuming a mean temperature of 15 ºC.
  • The average person who stops smoking requires one hour less sleep a night.
  • The average American adult male brushes his teeth 1.9 times a day.
  • The average female between the ages of 20 and 44 is more likely to be overweight than are males in the same age category.
  • On average, people fear spiders more than they do death.
  • A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day will, on average, lose two teeth every 10 years.
  • Every day, the average person swallows about a litre of snot.
  • On average, men spend 60 hours a year shaving.
  • The average amount of time spent kissing for a person in a lifetime is 20,160 minutes.
  • The majority of American models are skinnier than 98 percent of American women.
  • Men can read smaller print better than women but women can hear better.
  • A kiss for one minute can burn 26 calories.
  • We filter out 99 percent of the sights, sounds, and other sensations around us if they don’t seem threatening or important. If we didn’t filter, the sensory overload would drive us insane.
  • The farthest you can see with the naked eye is 2.4 million light years away! That’s the distance of the giant Andromeda galaxy. You can see it easily as a dim, large gray “cloud” almost directly overhead in a clear night sky.
  • 55% of people yawn within five minutes of seeing someone else yawn. Reading about yawning makes most people yawn as well.
  • A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.
  • After human death, post-mortem rigidity starts in the head and travels to the feet, and leaves the same way it came— head to toe.
  • The sound of snore (up to 69 decibels) can be almost as loud as the noise of a pneumatic drill.
  • About 25% of the population sneezes when they are exposed to light.
  • 41% of women apply body or hand moisturiser a minimum of three times a day.
  • Left-handed people are better at sports that require good spatial judgement and fast reaction (compared to right-handed individuals).
  • Only one out of every three people washes their hands when leaving a public bathroom.
  • In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of five times around the equator.
  • More than 2,500 left-handed people are killed every year from using right-handed products.
  • It has been estimated that 17% of human beings are left-handed, which is roughly the same figure as for gorillas and chimpanzees.
  • If you are right-handed, you tend to chew on the right-hand side of the mouth and vice versa.
  • There is evidence that many people gain and lose weight in accordance with the cycles of the moon.
  • There are three million stutterers in the United States and a similar proportion in every other part of the world.

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