Friday, April 8, 2011

Facts About Human Brain - strangefacts

  • Human brain neurons system is so large that you start from earth and take a round of moon and back to starting position
  • Average human brain usage is  upto 2 % out of 100 % while Einstein uses his brain upto 15 %, thats  why he is so genius
  • The odds are 1 out of 7,143 (.014%) that you have a brain tumor
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour
  • The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells
  • The average human loses 85,000 brain cells each day, while only 50 are regenerated each day
  • According to UCLA neuroscientists, only one brain cell is needed to spot a familiar face
  • After age 30, the brain begins to lose about 50,000 neurons per day - shrinking the brain .25% each year
  • The human central nervous system filters out 99% of what your senses register so the brain doesn't have to bother processing unimportant matters
  • More electrical impulses are generated in one day by a single human brain than in all the telephones in the world
  • After the death of the genius, Albert Einstein, his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study
  • It is not possible to tickle yourself. The cerebellum, a part of the brain, warns the rest of the brain that you are about to tickle yourself
  • People who ride on roller coasters have a higher chance of having a blood clot in the brain
  • Scientists have actually performed brain surgery on cockroaches
  • The first coin operated machine ever designed was a holy-water dispenser that required a five-drachma piece to operate. It was the brainchild of the Greek scientist Hero in the first century AD
  • The average person's skin weighs twice as much as their brain
  • Brains are more active sleeping than watching TV
  • The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannic
  • We actually do not see with our eyes – we see with our brains. The eyes basically are the cameras of the brain
  • Ishi had made it very clear before he died that he did not want to be autopsied. However, his wishes were ignored and his body was autopsied and the brain removed and sent to the Smithsonian
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