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Quantifiable: did you knows

  1. Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells every 27 days (almost 1,000 new skins in a lifetime) 
  2. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown 
  3. The human body has over 600 muscles (40% of the bodys weight) 
  4. In 1900 the average life span in the US was 47 
  5. The vocabulary of the average person is between 5,000 to 6,000 words 
  6. The Cambodian alphabet has 74 letters 
  7. The word fortnight is a contraction of the 2 words ‘fourteen nights’ 
  8. The average life span of a mosquito is 2 weeks 
  9. The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime 
  10. The Empire State Building in New York weighs over 365,000 tons 
  11. Sea water is approximately 3.5% salt 
  12. There are over 900 species of bats 
  13. The African Rock Python can survive 2 years without eating 
  14. The average American will consume over 465 trees worth of paper over their lifetime 
  15. Over 550 hot dogs are eaten every second in the United States 
  16. Banana plants can grow as high as 6 meters (20 feet) tall 
  17. Once a women reachs the age of 30 they lose 1% of their bone mass every year thereafter (by the time a women is 50 she will have lost 20%) 
  18. The average age at which America’s presidents have taken office is 54 
  19. According to manufacturer Spalding the average lifespan of an NBA basketball is 10,000 bounces 
  20. The number 2 is the only number greater than zero that when added to or multiplied by itself gives you the same result (4) 
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