The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
(Bishop Mandell Creighton)
 
For Your Information
(sundry fare for cerebration)
 
Brain warm-ups


It takes 43 muscles to frown and just 16 to smile.

By the time today is done, you will have breathed 23,040 times, digested about 3 1/4 pounds of food, drunk and processed three quarts of liquid, spoken some 4,800 words, moved more than 750 muscles and exercised some 7,000,000 brain as well as nerve cells!!! (No wonder I'm so tired!)

If all blood vessels in your circulator system were lined up they would stretch out to nearly 70,000 miles.

Your body is made up of some 100 trillion individual cells.

Your body temperature is kept amazingly constant at 38.6 Celcius.

Every cubic inch of your bone can withstand a two ton force.

Your bone structure is renewed every three months

Your bones manufacture one billion red cells daily. Some two an a half million red cells are replaced every second. This effectively amounts to a natural transfusion every two weeks.

Your brain has over 10 billion nerve cells and over trillions of different electrical circuits.

Your brain, though more complex than that of a sophisticated computer, comfortably operates on the same amount of electricity that would light a 10 watt bulb.

75% of the human brain consists of water.

The brain is the most undeveloped organ of a newborn.

All the chromosomes of your body arranged from end to end would form a line long enough to go up to the moon and come back eight times.

Your digestive tract is 30 feet long from the mouth to anus.

Your ears can distinguish more than 30,000 tones.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Every extra pound of fat that you put on requires an extra 200 miles of capillaries.