6 Gross Things Your Body Produces Each Year
No matter who you are or what you do … you exude fluids and other products daily. On an annual basis, it totals nearly 500 lbs. of “stuff”. The other day I found a story that amazed me. It was at Buzzfeed.com . Essentially, it listed lots of fluids and products our bodies make in a year. Come along with me as I point out to you the products specifically.
SIX INCHES OF HAIR
On average, the typical human grows six inches of hair a year! Not if you’re Chad. His hair barely grows. Now, we are talking about the head. I once had a leg hair that grew to nine inches. I couldn’t bear the thought of cutting it. One day – though as it is with all things – it was gone.
1 ½ INCHES FINGERNAILS AND TOENAILS
I have always wanted to have a manicure and a pedicure. It kind of gives me the heebie-jeebies when I think about someone else cutting my fingernails or handling my feet. Ugh. As often as I have to trim them, I believe the 1 ½ inches is accurate. Once, on the air in Tulsa, OK, I was doing a story about Johnny Cash. He had just recorded a tune with a rock group, Nine Inch Nails. I inadvertently referred to them as “Nine Inches Long”!
NEARLY NINE POUNDS OF SKIN
8.8 lbs. to be exact. Heck your head weighs that much. Some bowling balls! Really, did you know that the dust in your home is not really dust? It is skin flakes. As new skin grows, the flakes go on your floor. Ugh again!
22 GALLONS OF TEARS
This reminds me of an old country song, “9, 999, 999 Tears to Go”. Now, we are not always weeping. Our eyes water continuously. Growing up in Lubbock, Texas, an area prone to dust storms (real dust, not skin flakes), we used to have muddy faces from the dust in the air mixing with our tear ducts!
60 GALLONS OF SWEAT
I think I am on the upper end of this this ‘cause I sweat a lot. I even sweat when I eat. Yard work makes it flow – I bet I sweat 60 gallons just mowing. I’m sweating now thinking about it!
96 GALLONS OF SALIVA
Spit! Spit! Spit fire. Spit fire and save the matches. No, wait that is something else. You use lots of saliva when you eat so I am surprised it is not a larger figure. That trash container pictured is 96 gallons!
133 GALLONS OF PEE
360 POUNDS OF POOP
Friends, that is a pound a day! Not much else to say, is there? Except that I mean, we are walking compost piles.