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Old 05-29-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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Another segment from Discover magazine about some interesting things about skin .

A couple i find interesting are :

#2 The average adult's skin spans 21 sq ft, weighs 9 pounds and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels.

#10 Blowing in the wind globally dead skin accounts for about a billions tons of dust in the atmosphere as we shed some 50,000 cells a minute.

For those interested.
20 Things You Didn't Know About... Skin - DISCOVER Magazine
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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#3 is definitely, um, interesting. Three gallons a day in hot weather? A gallon, I could understand, but...three?! Oh my, lol. #19 is interesting too. I assume these books can't be checked out?
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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#10 Blowin' in the wind: Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.
I guess that means we're inhaling other people's dead skin cells. Ewww!


#16 I see very, very white people: Albinos are often cast as movie villains, as seen in The Da Vinci Code, Die Another Day, The Matrix Reloaded, and—inexplicably—the 2001 flick Josie and the Pussycats. Robert Lima of Penn State suggests that people associate pale-skinned albinos with vampires and other mythical creatures of the night.
Avoid white, pink-eyed bunnies with fangs too.

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