Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die.
By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women will snore.
A baby's head is one-quarter of it's total length, but by age 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length.
Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest.
Humans can make do longer without food than sleep.
A simple, moderately severe sunburn damages the blood vessels extensively.
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.
It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.
We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue.
The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
You use 200 muscles to take one step.
The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.
It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it.
Bone is stronger than some steel.
The feet account for one quarter of all the human body's bones.
About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home.
Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days.
Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.
Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells.
Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
The most common blood type in the world is Type O.
Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.
Tears and mucus contain an enzyme (lysozyme) that breaks down the cell wall of many bacteria.
Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren't.
It is not possible to tickle yourself.
The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body.
Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.
Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints.
The indentation in the middle of the area between the nose and the upper lip has a name.
Did you know that there are 206 bones in the adult human body and there are 300 in children (as they grow some of the bones fuse together).
Flea's can jump 130 times higher than their own height. In human terms this is equal to a 6ft. Person jumping 780 ft. Into the air.
The most dangerous animal in the world is the common housefly. Because of their habits of visiting animal waste, they transmit more diseases than any other animal.
Snakes are true carnivorous because they eat nothing but other animals. They do not eat any type of plant material.
The world's largest amphibian is the giant salamander. It can grow up to 5 ft. In length.
100 years ago: the first virus was found in both plants and animals.
90 years ago: the grand canyon became a national monument & cellophane is invented.
80 years ago: the food mixer and the domestic refrigerator were invented.
70 years ago: the teletype and pvc (polyvinyl-chloride) were invented.
60 years ago: otto hahn discovered nuclear fission by splitting uranium, teflon was invented.
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Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born at Tiruchirapalli in Tamil
Nadu on 7 November 1888 His father was a lecturer in mathematics and
physics so from the very beginning he was immersed in an academic
atmosphere Ramans academic brilliance was established at a very young
age He finished his secondary school education at the tender age of thirteen
and entered the Mrs AVN College at Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Two
years later he moved to the prestigious Presidency College in Chennai
When he was fifteen, he topped his class to receive his BA degree
with honours in Physics and English Raman continued his studies at the
Presidency College and when he was barely eighteen, graduated at the top of
his class and received his MA degree with honours
Raman joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service and was appointed
the Assistant Accountant General in the Finance Department in Kolkata In
Kolkata, he sustained his interest in science by working in the laboratory of
the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, in his spare time studying
the physics of stringed instruments and Indian drums
In 1917, Raman gave up his government job to become the Sir
Taraknath Palit Professor of Physics at the Science College of University of
Calcutta (191733) He made enormous contributions to research in the areas
of vibration, sound, musical instruments, ultrasonics, diffraction,
photoelectricity, colloidal particles, Xray diffraction, magnetron, dielectrics,
etc In particular, his work on the scattering of light during this period brought
him worldwide recognition
In 1924 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and a
year later was honoured with the prestigious Hughes medal from the Royal
Society Four years later, at the joint meeting of the South Indian Science
Association and the Science Club of Central College, Bangalore, he announced
his discovery of what is now known as the Raman Effect
He was knighted in 1929, and in 1930, became the first Asian scientist
to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discoveries relating to the
scattering of light (the Raman Effect) In 1934, he became the Director of the
newly established Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, where he remained
till his retirement After retirement, he established the Raman Research Institute
at Bangalore, where he served as the Director The Government of India
conferred upon him its highest award,the Bharat Ratna in 1954