I haven't really blogged in a few days...nothing has been going on, just didn't have a good topic yet...but I think I have one 'brewing' ...so in the meantime here are some interesting facts....
The human heart is no bigger than a fist and yet is wrapped in so much muscle that it can continue pumping even if a third of its muscle mass is destroyed.
The full chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine and its chemical formula is C8H10N4O2. When coffee is roasted, and when the coffee beans begin to cool, they release about 700 chemical substances that make up the vaporizing aromas.
The reason honey is so easy to digest is that it’s already been digested by a bee.
Roosters cannot crow if they cannot extend their necks.
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.
The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It takes in oxygen directly from the air.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood 30 feet!!
The female Adelie penguin, desperate to obtain the stones she uses to build her nest, visits the nest of a bachelor Adelie, goes through the entire courtship routine, and mates with him. But once the two have had sex, the female collects the stones she came for as a sort of payment, and waddles back home to her actual mate, who’s been keeping the nest nice and warm for her return! She then stays with him for the rest of her life. Sometimes, especially cunning females engage in the courtship ritual, minus the mating part, grab the rocks, and dash home. Luckily, the males of this species, unlike humans, do not seem to bear a grudge.