Weekly Facts #10

spamBetween 269 to 306 billion email messages are sent every day so that makes around 3.7 billion email users.  Of these emails, about 45% to 55% is spam so that makes around 14.5 billion spam email messages sent every day.







Mr. Potato Head was invented by George Lerner in 1949.  It was made by Hasbro and was the first toy advertised on television in 1952.  It went from being a real potato to a plastic potato body that started in 1964.






Humans actually have nine senses, not the normal five we think of as seeing/vision, hearing/audition, taste/gustation, touch/tactition, and smell/oflaction. The other four include thermoception or heat/cold, nociception or pain, equilibrioception or balance and proprioception or body awareness.







Like fingerprints and footprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.






There are around 100,000 chemical reactions in the human brain every second. Headaches are caused by a chemical reaction in your brain combined with the muscles and nerves of your neck and head.  The adult brain weighs around three pounds.  The brain contains around one hundred billion neurons.







The Lagere Gemengde School in Belgium launched a program in  2001 to replace sugary drinks and soda in lunches with beer (1.5 to 2.5% alcohol).  Kids had the choice between lager or bitter.






People have the urge to yawn after merely reading about yawning and we all know it’s contagious when you’re around someone who yawns.




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