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20 Random Health Facts You Probably Don’t Know


Have you ever wondered about the positive effects of laughter on your health, what foods can make you happier or what eyebrows are for?

We have, and so we’ve put together a list of 20 random health facts to ignite your curiosity about the amazing human body. Please enjoy the video below or read the text that follows it to see these 20 random health facts.

Woman laughing

Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bike.

Mouth open with bacteria

There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

Woman sleeping

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

Person writing in notepad

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people.

Tall man standing in grass

You are about 1cm taller in the morning than in the evening.

Person excited to eat

During your lifetime, you will eat about 30,000kg of food – that’s the weight of about six African elephants.

baby taking bath

In some parts of the world (one being Malaysia), parents protect their babies from disease by bathing them in beer.

rock concert

Extreme music – such as heavy metal – can positively influence those experiencing anger.

woman blowing nose

It’s not just coughs and sneezes that spread diseases. One single bacteria cell can multiply to become more than eight million cells in less than 24 hours.

old people smiling

Joining clubs after retirement could extend your life. Bring on knitting and book club!

sick couple

When you sneeze your body is getting rid of infected cells and an average sneeze will spread over 100,000 virus cells up to nine metres. On average, adults catch two to three colds each year. School-age children can have 12 or more colds in a year.

woman brushing eyebrows

It is believed that the main purpose of eyebrows is to keep sweat out of the eyes.

man smoking

Smokers reduce their life span expectancy by 11 minutes per cigarette.

human body

Of the 206 bones in the average human adult’s body, 106 are in the hands and feet. (54 in the hands and 52 in the feet).

mixed seafood meal

Feeling down? Eating spinach, elk, oysters and crab have been proven to positively impact on your mood.


Doctors who work at Australian Antarctic stations are required to have their appendix removed prior to leaving.

man talking on the phone while driving

Motorists who talk on cell phones are more impaired than drunk drivers with blood-alcohol levels exceeding .08.

teen hitting head on wall

Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. Not that we recommend this!

woman running on treadmill

Ever wondered why there are mirrors in front of the cardio section at gym? Watching yourself run in a mirror can make a treadmill workout go by faster and feel easier.

Man touching phone

When we touch something, we send messages to our brain at 200 km/h.

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