Sunday, March 9, 2008

Our "Mortal Coil" is Pretty Strange

I really liked this article entitled "100 Weird Facts About the Human Body" and have been meaning to post it for some time. A few I found quite interesting:

45. The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Pregnancy hormones can cause mood swings, cravings and many other unexpected changes. Oddly enough, hormones can often affect the types of dreams women have and their vividness. The most common are these three types, but many women also dream of water, giving birth or even have violent or sexually charged dreams.

62. By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds. Perhaps you shouldn’t trust your grandma’s cooking as much as you do. Older individuals tend to lose their ability to taste, and many find that they need much more intense flavoring in order to be able to fully appreciate a dish.

73. We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening. The cartilage between our bones gets compressed by standing, sitting and other daily activities as the day goes on, making us just a little shorter at the end of the day than at the beginning.

God has truly made the human body in an amazing way. Even my unkempt and extremely out of shape body. This kind of article makes me a bit more thankful for it. Also, parts of this article kind of gross me out.

May Light increase!


Stacey said...

Very interesting indeed! So that's why my pant legs are dragging on the ground by the end of the day!

I disagree with #62 though... most older people tend to like more bland food I always thought.

I've never been pregnant but you'd think there would be more interesting dreams to have then those of potted plants! haha

We are amazing beings, that is for certain!

Thanks for the post Mark!

Stacey said...

Eww, just read the article. Some of those grossed me out too!

Mark said...

Yeah, the majesty of the human body has it's dark and kind of disgusting side.