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Fun Facts

• Your brain uses 10 times more oxygen than the rest of your body.

• On average, an adult laughs about 15 times a day; a child laughs 400 times.

• The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

• Cows can be identified by nose prints.

• 70 percent of dust consists of human skin.

• A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

• A single drop of liquid can contain about 50 million bacteria.

• It takes around 2 million frowns to create a permanent brow line.

• Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

• The human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap and enough iron to make a single one-inch nail.

• Your hearing is not as sharp on a full stomach.

• If an octopus is hungry enough, it will eat its own arms.

• Only 30 percent of humans can flare their nostrils.

• A giant squid’s eye is the largest of any animal’s, exceeding 15 inches in diameter.

• When you sneeze, all your bodily functions momentarily stop, including your heart.

• Flies carry and transmit more diseases than any other animal in the world.