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THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
Transcript of THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body.
There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee!
The oiliness of our skin dictates what type of hair grows in that area.
Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t.
Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
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In fact, if the average man never shaved his beard it would grow to over 30 feet during his lifetime! Longer than a killer whale.
We have lots of hair, but on most of us it’s not obvious because majority of the hairs are too fine or light to be seen.
Where we have large oil glands, we have thin hairs. Where we have small oil glands, we have thick hair.
Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair!
That is why, generally, men’s hair are coarser than that of women.
The fastest growing nail is on the....
Nail growth is related to the length of the finger, with the longest fingers growing nails the fastest and shortest the slowest.
The chemicals and hormones released when you are afraid could be having unseen effects on your body in the form of earwax.
About 32 million bacteria treat every inch of your skin as their home.
But majority of these are entirely harmless and some are even helpful in maintaining a healthy body.
CALM DOWN GERMAPHOBES!
1 pint = 16 oz.
That is equivalent to more than 2 cups of sweat a day. Nice job, feet!
Blondes have more hair.
BLONDES = 146,000 hair follicles
BLACK = 110,000 hair follicles
BROWN = 100,000 hair follicles
1 hair follicle = 20 individual hairs
Over 50 percent of the dust in your home is actually dead skin.
Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.
KORINA C. CASACOP
Dr. Arnold B. Fonollera
Professor, Human Anatomy and Physiology