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1.   The smallest bones in the body are in the ear…the malleus, incus, and stapes.2.   The average life of a taste bud is 10 days. 3.   Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t get them until they reach 2-6 years of age. Furthermore, they are born with 300 bones while adults only have 206. 4.   The human brain is about 80% water. 5.   Throughout your lifetime, the amount of saliva you produce could fill 2 swimming pools. 6.   Only humans can produce tears connected with emotion. 7.   Women blink almost twice as much as men do. 8.   Our eyes are always the same size from birth but our nose and ears never stop growing. 9.   Your skull is made up of 29 different bones. 10. The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs. 11. Dust is made up primarily of dead skin cells. 12. Human blood travels 60,000 miles per day throughout the body. 13. Fidgeting can burn up to 350 calories a day. 14. A human being loses an average of 50-100 strands of hair per day. 15. Scientists say the higher your IQ, the more you dream. 16. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest cell is the male sperm. 17. Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress. 18. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 muscles to frown. 19. The feet account for ¼ of the bones in the body. 20. Every time you lick a stamp, you are consuming 1/10 of a calorie. 21. Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33. 22. Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as a type of cure-all medicine. 23. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue. 24. The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing. 25. A human will eat an average of 8 spiders while sleeping.