The smallest surviving baby
Posted by ashley @ 12:55 am on May 22nd
Mahajabeeh Sheikh gave birth to the smallest surviving baby ever born. Rumaisa Shaik weighed just 8.6 oz and was only 10 inches long when she was born on September 17, 2004. She was born just 25 weeks and 6 days into her mothers pregnancy.
You can get married to someone who is dead
Posted by ashley @ 12:33 am on May 22nd
Magali Jaskiewicz and Jonathan George had planned to wed at their local town hall in November 2008, but he was killed just two days before the ceremony in a motorcycle accident.
Ms Jaskiewitz, 32, used a little-known section of the French civil code that allows posthumous marriages if all the formalities for the wedding were completed before one of the partners died, including the setting of a date.
She proved to officials that she and Mr George had been living together since 2004 and that they shared a bank account.
She also provided a photo of the wedding dress she had bought to wear to their wedding.
Standing alone in the aisle at the town hall, she was “married” to Mr George at a ceremony attended by 30 family members and friends in the village of Dommary-Baroncourt, in eastern France, on Saturday.
Around ten posthumous marriages are carried out each year in France, French interior ministry officials said.
How many hairs are on your head? Random facts about skin, hair, and nails
Posted by admin @ 11:31 pm on May 21st
Random facts about skin, hair, and nails.
How much skin does the average person have?
On average, the human body is covered with around 20 square feet of skin, which weighs about 6 pounds.
Do identical twins have the same fingerprints?
No, even twins have different prints, though the differences are often subtle and detectable only by experts.
What causes goose-bumps?
The contraction of muscle fibers in the skin produces more heat, raising the temperature of the body. This is why your skin puckers in the cold.
How can tattoos be removed?
Skin grafting, infrared coagulation treatment, or salabrasion (table salt is scrubbed into anaesthetized skin) are options. Also, hypertonic irritant solution disperses tattoo pigment particles, but cause scars.
How much does human hair grow?
Each hair grows an average of 9 inches a year.
Does hair grow faster in summer or winter?
Human hair growth increases during the summer 10% because warm weather facilitates blood circulation, nourishing hair cells. In cold weather, blood is needed for warming internal organs and less is circulated to the skin.
How many hairs are on a human head?
An average person has about 100,000 hairs on their scalp. Redheads have 90,000 while blonds have 140,000; brunettes fall in between.
Most people shed 50-100 hairs a day.
How fast do fingernails grow?
Healthy nails grow about 0.8 inch a year. The middle fingernail grows faster because the longer the finger, the longer the nail. Fingernails grow four times faster than toenails.
Do nails and hair continue to grow after death?
No, but it looks like it sometimes because the body begins to dry out between 12 and 18 hours after death and fingertips shrink.
The worlds shortest man
Posted by ashley @ 3:37 pm on May 21st
The worlds shortest man
He Pingping is verified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest man who is able to walk.
He stood only 2 feet 5 inches tall and weighed a mere 15.4 pounds. He was from a small village in northern China and became a celebrity after being crowned the World’s Shortest Man in 2008.
He was afflicted from birth with osteogenesis imperfecta, which severely hinders bone growth and height. He was admitted to a hospital on 3 March 2010 in Rome, Italy after complaining of chest pains. He died on March 13, 2010 at the age of twenty-one of heart complications.
The youngest confirmed mother
Posted by ashley @ 2:56 pm on May 21st
Born in Ticrapo, Peru, Medina was brought to a hospital by her parents at the age of five years due to increasing abdominal size. She was originally thought to have had a tumor, but her doctors determined she was in her seventh month of pregnancy. Dr. Gerardo Lozada took her to Lima, Peru, prior to the surgery to have other specialists confirm that Medina was pregnant. A month and a half later, on May 14, 1939, she gave birth to a boy by a caesarean section. The surgery was performed by Dr. Lozada. Her son, weighing 2,700 grams or 5.92 pounds, was well formed and in good health. Child and mother were able to leave the clinic after only a few days.
Tallest Rideable Motorcycle
Posted by admin @ 1:45 pm on May 21st
Gregory Dunham (USA) has constructed a ride-able motorcycle that is 3.429 m (11 ft 3 in) tall to the top of handlebars, 6.187 m (20 ft 4 in) long and weighs 2.948 tonnes (6,500 lb). It is powered by a 8.2 litre (502 cu in) V8 engine and has tires that are 1.88 m (74 in) tall.
Does classical music make you smarter?
Posted by ashley @ 1:45 pm on May 21st
On One Hand: Playing Enhances Learning.
Learning to play classical music increases spatial development when instruction begins early in life. The Clearing House on Elementary and Early Childhood Education states children learning to play classical music enjoy benefits of heightened spatial-temporal and arithmetic skills for up to two years after instruction ends.
On the Other: Listening Has Limited Benefits.
Listening to classical provides temporary benefits such as relaxation and enjoyment but no long-term developmental benefits. The Society for Quality Education states sensory skills will develop with or without listening to Mozart or other classical music.
Listening to classical music produces temporary benefits, but researchers fail to determine long-term benefits. Learning to play classical music provides long-term benefits for children younger than 7 years old.
Longest Rubber Dam
Posted by admin @ 1:19 pm on May 21st
The longest rubber dam measures 1,135 m (3,723 ft) long and consists of 16 sections, each section being 70 m (229 ft) long.
The Xiaobudong rubber dam is situated on the Yihe river, Shandong Province, China and was completed July 1, 1997.