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Bizarre Fact #31:
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During a lifetime, one person generates more than 1,000 pounds of red blood cells.

Bizarre Fact #32:
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During his or her lifetime, the average human will grow 590 miles of hair.

Bizarre Fact #33:
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Each red blood cell lives an average of 4 months and travels between the lungs and other tissues 75,000 times before returning to the bone marrow to die.

Bizarre Fact #34:
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Electrical stimulation in certain areas of the brain can revive long lost memories.

Bizarre Fact #35:
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Ever wonder how a mortician keeps a dead person's mouth shut? Undertakers pass a suture through he nasal septum and tie it to the lower lip. Or the use an injector needle gun to place wires into the lower and upper jaws; these are then twisted together to close the mouth.

Bizarre Fact #36:
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Every person has a unique tongue print.

Bizarre Fact #37:
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Females have 500 more genes than males, and because of this are protected from things like color blindness and hemophilia.

Bizarre Fact #38:
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Fluoridated toothpaste came about as the result of a discovery made in Naples, Italy in 1802, when local dentists noticed yellowish-brown spots on their patient's teeth - but no cavities. Subsequent examination revealed that high levels of fluoride in the water caused the spots and prevented tooth decay, and that less fluoride protected teeth without causing the spots. It took a while for the discovery to be implemented; the first U.S. fluoridated water tests didn't take place until 1915, and Crest, the firth toothpaste with fluoride in it didn't hit stores until 1956.

Bizarre Fact #39:
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Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter had an operation for hemorrhoids while he was in office.

Bizarre Fact #40:
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From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.


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