At Home with Chris Jessen 2018 - 209
M E N ' S H E A LT H ▲
WORDS: HEIDI SPELT, IMAGES: SHUTTERSTOCK
GET THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE INTERESTED IN THEIR
BODIES WITH THESE FUN FACTS
The human head weighs around 11lb,
or 5kg. Only 3lb of that is brain...
then there is the skull, the eyes, the
teeth, the facial muscles and skin.
Hold two 5lb bags of sugar or flour
and you'll have a good idea of how
much your head weighs. It is about
8% of the whole body mass.
Every square inch of skin has around
32 million bacteria on it. Yuk! Luckily,
most of them are harmless. Also, from
the neck up, men's skin tends to age
better than women's. This is because
men lose collagen density more slowly,
which means men's skin doesn't
wrinkle and sag so easily.
The acid in the stomach is
strong enough to dissolve
razor blades. The only
reason it doesn't eat away
our insides is because the
stomach lining is replaced
every 3 or 4 days.
The small intestine is around
18-23ft long - four times as long
as the average human is tall. It
only fits inside us because it is
has many tight folds.
If a man strokes the inside of his thigh,
the testicle on that side should pull
in towards his groin. This is because
the cremaster muscles, which are
responsible for pulling the testes
closer to the body when it gets
cold or when a man is sexually
aroused, also act on reflex.
Our tongues have a
unique 'print', a bit like
our fingertips, which
could be used to
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