Monday, January 6, 2014

Cool Facts about Human Body

Here are some of the most amazing and cool facts about Human Body.

  • The human heart creates enough pressure while pumping to squirt blood to 30 feet.
  • There are 100,000 hairs on the head of an average person.  Each hair grows to 5 inches every year.
  • The total length of blood vessels in each human being is around 97,000 Kms. 
  • The part of our body which does not have blood supply is the cornea of the eye. The cornea takes oxygen directly from the air.
  • An average adult person can read 150 to 200 words per minute and an average person has a vocabulary of only 5000 - 7000 words
  • The ear in human has more than 25,000 tiny hair cells to help us hear each and every sound!
  • Do you know what is "Glablla"?  It is the space between the eye brows!
  • Another interesting word 'Borborygmi' -it is the noise or sound which our stomach makes when we are hungry!
  • Another fact about blood :An average human adult has between 4.7 and 5 liters of blood in their body. Blood accounts for about 7% per cent of our total body weight!
  • The strongest bone in your body is the femur (thighbone), and it’s hollow!
  • The width of your arm span stretched out is the length of your whole body.
  • The farthest you can see with the naked eye is 2.4 million light years away! (140,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles.) That’s the distance to the giant Andromeda Galaxy. You can see it easily as a dim, large gray “cloud” almost directly overhead in a clear night sky. 
  • Your forearm (from inside of elbow to inside of wrist) is the same length as your foot.
  • A human’s small intestine is 6 meters long.
    The human body is 75% water.
  • In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
  • Half your body’s red blood cells are replaced every seven days

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Some Curious Facts

Here are some amazing and interesting facts.....  

  •  The universe became the size of a pea one million, million, million, million, millionth of a second after the Big Bang and kept on growing!
  • Your skin has more living organisms than the total people living on earth.  In fact the human body itself is like a planet
  • A vehicle travelling at the speed of light can travel around the world in 0.13 seconds.  That means if you were in such a vehicle, you would have travelled around the world even before you finish reading this sentence
  • It is estimated that one in every 2000 babies is born with teeth!
  • The largest living structure on Earth is the Great Barrier Reef.  It extends over 2300 Kms, along the Australian Coast and covers a huge area of 35 million hectares.  Astronauts can actually see it from the Moon!  They have described it as 'fine white line in the blue ocean'.
  • A typical hurricane produces energy equivalent to 8,000 one megaton bombs.  It is really a great wonder that hurricanes cause so much destruction
  • There are some rain bows which are colorless. They are called as fog bows, and are formed when sun shines through a fog.  The drops of water in a fog are too small to split up light into different colors, so the fog bow is white in color
  • Some times if you look at the sky, you see what appears to be three Suns.  This happens when there are thin clouds high in the sky.  The clouds are actually made up of bits of Ice that bend Sun rays so that it appears that there are two more Suns present.  That false Suns ar only an illusion, and it is called as Sun Dogs
  • The Blue Whale is the loudest animal on Earth.  It produces sound of 188 decibels which can be detected 800 Kms away.  The blue whale is much louder than a jet plane engine, which reaches only 140 decibels
  • Snakes do not have eye lids like us.  Instead, they have a transparent moist shield over their eyes.  So the snakes can never blink their eyes or close its eyes.
  • Cheetahs are so fast that they can reach a speed of 1132 Km/hour within few seconds. Their eye sight is so incredible that they can spot their prey which is 5 Kms away!
  • Your body has miles and miles of blood vessels.  if they were laid end to end, they would stretch for 99,000 Kilometers.  This is enough to circle the Earth 2.5 times.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

World's first bionic human walks, talks and breathes

He walks, he talks and he has a beating heart, but he's not human — he's the world's first fully bionic man.

Scientists have developed the world's first robot human made up of entirely artificial parts and he can talk, walk and also has a beating heart.  The robot costed about 1 million US dollars was assembled from prosthetic body parts and artificial organs donated by laboratories around the world,   Roboticists Rich Walker and Matthew Godden of Shadow Robot Co in England put together the bionic man.

"You put a prosthetic part on a human who is missing that part. We had no human; we built a human for the prosthetic parts to occupy," Walker said. 

The robot was modelled in some physical aspects after Bertolt Meyer, a social psychologist at the University of Zurich, in Switzerland, who wears one of the world's most advanced bionic hands.

The bionic man has nearly complete set of artificial organs including artificial heart, blood, lungs ( and wind pipe), pancreas, spleen, kidney and also functional circulatory system.  However, he lacks a few major organs, including a liver, stomach and intestines, which are too complex to replicate in a lab.

The bionic man's brain can mimic certain functions of human brain.  He has speech recognition and speech production systems.  The engineers have equipped the bionic man with a sophisticated chat bot program which can carry on a conversation.  The only problem is that it has the voice of a 13 year old boy.

The bionic man simulates about two-thirds of the human body but he lacks few major organs like liver, stomach and intestines which are very difficult to replicate in a lab.

The bionic man made his U.S. debut at New York Comic Con Oct. 10-13, and he will be on display at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. this fall.

Robot commits suicide - fed up with tedious work

This is the world's first case of a 'Robot suicide'.  A house robot fed up with its tedious job of cleaning works in the house ended its life by climbing onto a kitchen hotplate and destroyed itself in the flames.

The robot was used for cleaning up some split cereal when it has climbed onto a kitchen hotplate and destroyed itself.  The robot was tired of being forced to clean the same house every day, according to reports in Austria.

"It seems to have reactivated itself and made its way along the work surface where it pushed a cooking pot out of the way and that was the end of it", explained a fireman who was called to tackle the blaze at Hinterstoder in Austria.   The robot quickly started to melt underneath and then stuck to the kitchen hotplate and then caught fire.  By the time the fireman has come, there was a pile of ash.

The entire building was to be evacuated as there was severe smoke in the flat where the robot was being used.  It is a mystery how the robot came to be activated and ended up its life on the hot plate.  This is because the house owner says that the robot was switched off.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Some interesting and funny facts

Here are some more interesting and funny facts!
  • Babies can breath and eat at the same time until they are 6 months old.  
  • If a new pen is offered for writing, 97% of the people will write their own names.
  • Do you know that male mosquitoes are vegetarians.  Only female mosquitoes bite us.
  • There was a snow fall in Sahara desert in February, 1979.
  • Do you know that plants watered with warm water grow larger and quickly than plants watered with cold water.
  • Those stars and colors you see when you rub your eyes are called Phosphenes.
  • Wearing a headphone for 1 hour will increase bacteria in your ear by 700 times
  • A hotel in Sweden is built by ice completely.  It is built every year.
  • Onions help reduce cholesterol if eaten after taking fatty food
  • Babies eyes do not produce tears until they are 8 weeks old.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Funny and interesting facts

Here is a list of funny, amazing and interesting for your General Knowledge.

1. A fire in Australia has been burning for 5000 years!
2. 20% of garbage in the world is generated by Americans!
3. Hong Kong has more Rolls Royce cars per person than any country in the world!
4. If you drop a bullet from top of Empire State Building, you can kill a person!
5. The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
6. There are 2,500,000 rivets in Eiffel Tower!
7. Oak trees can live for 200 or more years!
8. In many countries, urine was used as detergent for washing!
9. In Tokyo, a bycycle is faster than a car for trips of less than 50 minutes!
10. 80% of millionaires drive used cars!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Interesting Facts about Forests

Here are some interesting facts about forests.
  • Forests occupy 1/3rd of the total land area on earth.
  • An area of the size of a football size in the forest is being destroyed each second
  • The single oldest living thing on earth is a tree.  It is 4,700 years old and located in USA. It was growing when Egyptians built the pyramids.
  • In a period of less than 100 years, half of the entire forest area of the world has been cut.  
  • A forest area of more than 3,00,000 acres was burnt in Indonesia's East Kalimantan.  Many people are now suffering from smog related diseases due to that.
  • 3/4th of the world population still depends on wood as this is the main source of energy for them.
  • Over 1.8 million hectares of forest disappear every year
  • Canada's rate of deforestation is zero and is like this from past two decades
  • If we assume a tree lives for 50 years, it exhales 6,000 pounds of oxygen in its life time or about 120 pounds per year.
  • About 1% of the world forests ( equal to area of New Zealand )are destroyed by fire every year.