Monday, September 30, 2013

Cloning Simran??

Would I clone myself if I could?

I would totally clone myself if I could but only if we'd be the same age. I think it'd be a bit awkward if I saw myself as an infant or toddler. If I had a identical twin that'd be pretty cool just to see how different we would be growing up. Maybe my clone would actually be good at tennis.

Friday, September 27, 2013

100 Facts For A 100 Views

100 Page Views I'm so popular! (not really)


  1. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. 
  2. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. 
  3. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. 
  4. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream. 
  5. The brain is much more active at night than during the day.
  6. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream. 
  7. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. 
  8. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. 
  9. The brain itself cannot feel pain. 
  10. 80% of the brain is water. 
  1. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body.
  2. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. (unless you're bald)
  3. Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair. 
  4. One human hair can support 3.5 ounces. 
  5. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger. 
  6. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee. 
  7. Blondes have more hair. 
  8. Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails. 
  9. The lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. 
  10. You must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone. 
  11. Human hair is virtually indestructible. 
  1. The largest internal organ is the small intestine. 
  2. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet. (EW)
  3. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. 
  4. The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels. 
  5. You get a new stomach lining every three to four days. 
  6. The surface area of a human lung is equal to a tennis court. 
  7. Women’s hearts beat faster than men’s.
  8. Scientists have counted over 500 different liver functions. 
  9. The aorta is nearly the diameter of a garden hose. .
  10. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. 
  11. You could remove a large part of your internal organs and survive. 
  12. The adrenal glands change size throughout life. 
  1. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph.
  2. Coughs clock in at about 60 mph. 
  3. Women blink twice as many times as men do. 
  4. A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball. 
  5. Approximately 75% of human waste is made of water. 
  6. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day. 
  7. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. 
  8. The average person expels flatulence 14 times each day.
  9. Earwax production is necessary for good ear health. 
  1. On any given day, sexual intercourse takes place 120 million times on earth. 
  2. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.
  3. The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. 
  4. Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. 
  5. Babies are always born with blue eyes. 
  6. Babies are, pound for pound, stronger than an ox. 
  7. One out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born. 
  8. A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
  9. Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell. 
  10. Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep. 
  1. After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp. (my hearing is probably permanently less sharp then)
  2. About one third of the human race has 20-20 vision. 
  3. If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it. 
  4. Women are born better smellers than men and remain better smellers over life. 
  5. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. 
  6. Even small noises cause the pupils of the eyes to dilate. 
  7. Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins.
  1. The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds. 
  2. Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die. 
  3. By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds. 
  4. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing. 
  5. By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women will snore. 
  6. 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. 
  1. Monday is the day of the week when the risk of heart attack is greatest. (I knew Monday was bad news)
  2. Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. 
  3. A simple, moderately severe sunburn damages the blood vessels extensively. 
  4. Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
  5. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated. 
MUSCLES & BONES (Do You Even Lift?)
  1. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown. 
  2. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. 
  3. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
  4. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. 
  5. The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
  6. You use 200 muscles to take one step. 
  7. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself. 
  8. It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it. 
  9. Bone is stronger than some steel. 
  10. The feet account for one quarter of all the human body’s bones
MICROSCOPIC LEVEL <--Can't See With The Naked Eye
  1. About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. (they don't even pay me rent)
  2. Humans shed and regrow outer skin cells about every 27 days. 
  3. Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute. 
  4. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. 
  5. Every day an adult body produces 300 billion new cells. 
  6. Every tongue print is unique. 
  7. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
  8. The most common blood type in the world is Type O. 
  9. Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin. 
  1. The colder the room you sleep in, the better the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream.
  2. Tears and mucus contain an enzyme (lysozyme) that breaks down the cell wall of many bacteria. 
  3. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. (I knew I was hot)
  4. Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t. 
  5. It is not possible to tickle yourself.
  6. The width of your armspan stretched out is the length of your whole body. 
  7. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears. 
  8. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do. 
  9. Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day. 
  10. Koalas and primates are the only animals with unique fingerprints. 
  11. The indentation in the middle of the area between the nose and the upper lip has a name. 
If you read all of this you should probably go out more. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Closer Look At The Blueprint Of Life

This site gives you a different perspective of DNA from the outside-in. After you zoom into each layer it describes what you are seeing giving you a deeper understanding of what actually makes you, you.

Interact with DNA

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Living Biology: Best of the Blogs - Issue 1

Living Biology: Best of the Blogs - Issue 1: You all found some really great resources. A lot of things I'd never even seen before. I tried to make a top 10, but I just couldn't...

I'm featured!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Review While Playing A Game

I'm really bad a studying like most teenagers out there and I can barely ever focus. I always end up playing some lame game on the internet five minutes into studying. I found a cell review game so even if you are playing a game your still reviewing GENIUS. This game goes over animal, plant and bacteria cells. You can also do the quiz after you feel pretty confident. Hopefully I helped you review!

Cell Review Game