Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Morning

It's Monday morning.  The start of a new week.  Back to work for some.  Spring vacation for others.  Now that I'm retired I have to make a conscious effort to know what day of the week it is.  I wake up in the morning and don't get out of bed until I've figured that little mystery out.  I know I'm not alone in this - it happens to a lot of us when we're on vacation.  Days just blend into glorious days and who cares what it's name is!  This is what calendars are for.  As long as I remember when garbage day is, I'm ok!

I don't have anything in particular to blog about today so I thought I'd post some interesting facts I found on the internet yesterday.  See how many you were already aware of.

1.  Your brain has the potential to remember everything you have ever experienced, read, heard and seen.  The only problem is you can't recall it.  But it's all in there somewhere.

2.  Your body is constantly replacing cells so much so in fact you have a completely different body than you did seven years ago.

3.  The amount of information your brain can hold is believed to be up to 1000 terabytes. 
The IBM super computer, Watson, the one Jeopardy contestants competed against awhile ago,
 has 16 terabytes of RAM.

4.  With the sperm in your testicles right now (guys) you could repopulate Dallas and it would take you 6 months to repopulate the entire planet.

5.  Everyone in your dreams you have seen while awake at some point in your life.  (I think this must include people you've seen in movie, on television, etc.)

6.  In your lifetime you will eat about 50 tons of food. 

7.  To exercise your legs the same amount of exercise your eyes get, you would need to walk 50 miles a day, every day.

8.  In the next four years you will shed your body weight in dead skin.

9.  Your hair grows about 12 mm month.

10.  You constantly sweat - about two pints a day.

11.  Pound for pound, when you were a baby you were stronger than an ox.

12.  You react at speeds of 170 mph.

13.  Aside from burning, your hair is so non-disintegrative it's basically indestructible.

14.  25,000,000 cells of your body died while you read this sentence (but your body made 200 billion more of them today so don't worry).

15.  You were one cell for half an hour.

And there you have it...believe it or not.  I can't vouch for the accuracy of the above statements.  I just report 'em as I hear 'em.

Have a good week.



Wendy Oler said...

Thought I'd better give credit where credit is due... The recipe for Strawberry Nachos came from a blog called "Our Best Bites" by Sara Wells and Kate Jones.
I have a recipe for Minestrone that I like, but I'd love to try Mickey's if she's into sharing.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Interesting facts there for us today. Our bodies are amazing things and those point it out for sure. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one.

Thisisme. said...

Being retired is so good, isn't it?! I love it, apart from not knowing what day of the week it is of course! LOL! Fantastic facts you found for us there. I didn't really know any of them.

just call me jo said...

I'm glad I have all new cells. Does that include my brain too?

Anonymous said...

Well, THAT was interesting! And now I'm so tired from loss of skin and brain cells. Whew......

Love the joke, too. I'm not skeered!

I totally agree on knowing the day of the week. This is why I have a LARGE calendar and cross off the days. It keeps me current!

Hope you are having lovely weather!

Magpie said...

Well, per Item number 8, as long as I don't do Item number 6, I should disappear soon. :) What fun facts.

Anonymous said...

Love your list!!
Despite being 'retired', I still like structure to my week - I cope better with a routine!!


Since my hubby's been unemployed we've lost track of time too. One day blends into the next. LOVED the factoids. But I'm particularly happy to hear I'm going to shed that body weight. LOL take care.

Granny Annie said...

It's not that I need to know what day it is now that we are retired but I do need to know if it is going to rain or not. We've got lots of mowing to do on ten acres and the date or time doesn't make a lot of difference.

Loved those factual facts! You sure find some neat stuff.

Magpie said...

Pat, wanted to let you know I posted the picture of my Mom's music box today.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting information. I knew a few. #13 may be a problem...a big problem.