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100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body

100 Very Cool Facts About The Human Body
The Brain The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. Hair and Nails While they’re not a living part of your body, most people spend a good amount of time caring for their hair and nails. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. Internal Organs Though we may not give them much thought unless they’re bothering us, our internal organs are what allow us to go on eating, breathing and walking around. Bodily Functions Senses

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Six degrees of separation Six degrees of separation. Early conceptions[edit] Shrinking world[edit] Theories on optimal design of cities, city traffic flows, neighborhoods and demographics were in vogue after World War I. These[citation needed] conjectures were expanded in 1929 by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy, who published a volume of short stories titled Everything is Different. One of these pieces was titled "Chains," or "Chain-Links."

Ornithos Atlantic Rainforest Webcam World Land Trust uses cookies to make all features of the website work effectively, and they are essential if you wish to donate online. Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them. These cookies are set when you submit a form, login or interact with the site by doing something that goes beyond clicking on simple links. Nerve Structures of the Spine Nerves control the body’s functions including the vital organs, sensation, and movement. The nervous system receives information and initiates an appropriate response. It is affected by internal and external factors (ie, stimulus). Nerves follow tracts and cross over junctions called synapses. Simplified, it is a complex communicative process between nerves conducted by chemical and/or electrical changes.

Music Business Lessons From The Beatles “Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.” How the Downs-Thomson Paradox will ruin your commute "There are two basic choices for transportation, public transit systems and private cars. If both methods get too slow, it's generally easier to build an extra road, or make a regular road into a freeway, than set up an entirely new system of public transportation. Unfortunately, that extra road can make the car commute so very much faster than public transportation that people leave subways and pile into cars." If only I could have cited this paradox about 14 years ago when Tim Eyman was gutting public transit in my state.

Butterfly Life Cycle: Article with Lots of Pictures Bees in Hive The Butterfly Life Cycle Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle in detail, including all four stages of life. All butterflies have "complete metamorphosis." To grow into an adult they go through 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Anatomical terms of location Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans. Furthermore, the terms are not language-specific, so with little or no translation, they can be understood by all zoologists. While these terms are standardized within specific fields of biology, there are unavoidable, sometimes dramatic, differences between some disciplines. For example, differences in terminology remain a problem that, to some extent, still separates the terminology of human anatomy from that used in the study of various other zoological categories. Introduction[edit] Unique anatomical terminology is used to describe humans and other animals.

Farewell to Radio Legend Casey Kasem—We'll Miss That Voice There was a time when we listened to music on the radio: We heard it in our cars, and we heard it late at night, under the covers in bed, through a transistor radio and single earphone. DJs kept up their machine-gun patter, and the hits kept coming. As stereo systems became commonplace and cars came equipped with FM radio, stations changed their formats. Album-oriented rock became popular, and a new era of DJ emerged: He was cool and knowledgeable, frequently sharing obscure cuts from records’ B-sides or ones found in the back of the record store bin. But Casey Kasem never felt any need to stay current: not in his hairstyle, not in his on-air spiel, not in the music he played.

Unification of Science and Spirit: Chapter 6 - MIND AS A COMPLEX SYSETM Chapter 6 Among my many memories of early childhood, a few stand out with particular vigor. First and foremost, there is Neil Armstrong walking on the moon -- this was around the time of my second birthday, but I remember it as well as anything I've watched on TV since. I understood where the moon was -- way up in the sky -- and that this man, dressed in a funny suit, was walking on it, having just flown there in something faster than an airplane. I was puzzled by "One small step for a man, one great leap for mankind" -- I concluded, not unreasonably, that a "mankind" was some kind of miniature human being, perhaps a sort of midget-monkey hybrid.

Amusement Park Physics Design a Roller Coaster Try your hand at designing your own roller coaster. You will be building a conceptual coaster using the physics concepts that are used to design real coasters. You won't need to compute any formulas. You will decide the following - the height of the first hill, the shape of the first hill, the exit path, the height of the second hill, and the loop. When you're done, your coaster will need to pass an inspection for both safety and fun. Anatomical terms of motion In general, motion is classified according to the anatomical plane it occurs in. Flexion and extension are examples of angular motions, in which two axes of a joint are brought closer together or moved further apart. Rotational motion may occur at other joints, for example the shoulder, and are described as internal or external. Other terms, such as elevation and depression, refer to movement above or below the horizontal plane.

Useful Ideas and Layouts to Create a Photo Gallery Wall My most popular post to date that you, my awesome readers, just swoon over is how to create a photo wall display. This post alone has received well over 70,000 views and today I’m sharing even more great ideas and layouts to create your own photo gallery wall. Knowing where to begin when creating a montage of photos can often be intimidating, so I’ve gathered some handy examples on how to find the right balance and layout for various sized photos in all the different areas of the home. Here comes a long post with alot pictures, but it’ll be worth scrolling all the way through… Staircase, gallery wall, and ledge display ideas by Brenda Knight Photography

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