Fitness Diva Links
Check 'em Out!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cool Body Facts #2

So, how about that hair and those nails? Who has more hair, blondes or brunettes? Chimps or humans? What finger grows the longest nail? You just might be surprised...

Here are some cool body facts about hair and nails.

Bet you didn't know...

1. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. Your hair loss will vary in accordance with the season, pregnancy, illness, diet and age.

2. Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair. Hair diameter also varies on average between races.

3. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. And the nail on the middle finger of your dominant hand will grow the fastest of all. Nail growth is related to the length of the finger, with the longest fingers growing nails the fastest and shortest the slowest.

4. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.

5. On average, blondes have more hair. Hair color determines how dense the hair on your head is. The average human has 100,000 hair follicles, each of which is capable of producing 20 individual hairs during a person’s lifetime. Blondes average 146,000 follicles while people with black hair tend to have about 110,000 follicles. Those with brown hair fit the average with 100,000 follicles and redheads have the least dense hair, with about 86,000 follicles.

6. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

Okay, blondes get to have more fun AND more hair?? Come on!! ;)

Add to del.icio.usDiggIt!RedditStumble ThisAdd to Google BookmarksAdd to Yahoo MyWebAdd to Technorati FavesSlashdot it


durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

If you have the resources, now is indeed a great time to but! However, make your choices on those items that are geared for long term investments. This crisis could last 3 years, maybe 5 - if you can retain your money that long on shares of your choice, you will win at some point in the future.

However, you may divide your capabilities with those that are for long term investments and those for short term "gambling", as long as you can afford to lose it.

By keeping a healthy balance on your finances as well as you do with everything else, I'm sure you'll come out victorious.

Now on to this Hair thing. So the chimps and us are practically the same where hair is concerned. Some people just have them longer and thicker than others eh?

This is very informative. I wondered about my fingernails before but not very seriously, as to why those on my right grew longer than those on my left. I even forgot all about this wondering till I saw this post of yours.

You win the bet. None of these facts are known to me. And I never had more fun with any blonde nor they with me. It was all the same. LOL! Have a nice day and great weekend. :-) --Durano, done!

The Fitness Diva said...

Thanks, Durano! Yes, it does make sense about the nails growing longer on your dominant hand! I've always noticed it, but never really thought about it!
Yeah, I'm thinking that's it's time to get back to some investing in the old market. One person's crash is another's opportunity.
I have my eye on both long and short term buys. I've already been to school on it (with my trading escapades of 2001, 2 and 3) and being a bit older and wiser, I think I'm ready for the big time!:)

Daisy said...

People are very fascinating. My Mommie and Daddie went to something called "Bodies: the Exhibition." You could see the insides of all different parts of people!

Natural said...

my nails seem to grow really fast and i do not take care of them at all. no manicures, no nail polish. nothing. i usually end up cutting them out of frustration.

interesting facts!

Shelia said...

Good Sunday morning Fitness Diva!

Nice factoids to pocket.

Have a great day!

The Healthy Mom said...

Those facts are very interesting. I guess because I am a red head my hair isn't that dense...maybe that's why it is always falling out too! Thank you for sharing!

jodapoet said...

Really, those blondes just have it all. My question is if we can lose 60 to 100 a day, how can I specify just the gray?

lala said...

Those are cool facts. I had no idea finger nails grew at different rates.

You know, tho, I'm a brunette and I've always had such thick hair. Hair dressers hated me for it because it was so much work to shampoo, cut and style.

Thanks for the hair and nail trivia!

Rachel said...

That explains why I keep blocking the plug hole with hair!! yuk!

Clicky Web Analytics