13 Random Health Facts You Never Knew

1) Motorists who talk
on cell phones are
more impaired than
drunk drivers with
blood-alcohol levels
exceeding .08.
2) Banging your head
against a wall burns
150 calories an hour.
3) In some parts of the
world, they protect
their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.
4) The word ‘gymnasium’ comes from the Greek word
gymnazein, which means ‘to exercise naked.’
5) There are more than 1,000 chemicals in a cup of coffee; of
these, only 26 have been tested, and half caused cancer in
rats.
6) The average American eats at McDonalds more than 1,800
times in his/her life.
7) There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are
people in the world.
8) According to U.S. FDA standards, 1 cup of orange juice is
allowed to contain 10 fruit fly eggs, but only 2 maggots.
9) You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching
television.
10) It is possible to go blind from smoking too heavily.
11) Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer
than left-handed people.
12) You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in
the evening.
13) During your lifetime, you’ll eat about 60,000 pounds of
food — that’s the weight of about 6 elephants.

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