Aging and Death

from "100 Interesting Facts About the Human Body"

Aging and death are unavoidable. From the very young to the very old, aging is a necessary and unavoidable part of life. Learn about the process with these interesting, if somewhat strange facts.

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60. The ashes of a cremated person average about 9 pounds. A big part of what gives the human body weight is the water trapped in our cells. Once cremated, that water and a majority of our tissues are destroyed, leaving little behind.

61. Nails and hair do not continue to grow after we die. They do appear longer when we die, however, as the skin dehydrates and pulls back from the nail beds and scalp.

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.

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63. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing. When babies look up at you with those big eyes, they’re the same size that they’ll be carrying around in their bodies for the rest of their lives. Their ears and nose, however, will grow throughout their lives and research has shown that growth peaks in seven year cycles.

64. By 60 years of age, 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will snore. If you’ve ever been kept awake by a snoring loved one you know the sound can be deafening. Normal snores average around 60 decibels, the noise level of normal speech, intense snores can reach more than 80 decibels, the approximate level caused by a jackhammer breaking up concrete.

65. A baby’s head is one quarter of it’s total length, but by age 25 will only be one eighth of its total length. As it turns out, our adorably over-sized baby heads won’t change size  as drastically as the rest of our body. The legs and torso will lengthen, but the head won’t get much longer.

Solutions for Aging

If your taste buds reduce and your ability to taste changes, isn't that a cue to begin to change what you have been eating? Older images of Frank Sinatra showed how large his head became. If our heads remain the same, why did his look like it enlarged? 

All of this is great! We change! 

Facercise, a book of  exercise that changes your facial features, does work,  However, with everything else, it requires time.  The body keeps changing, like the rest of the body.  One thing that is rarely mentioned for addressing wrinkles is applying a Vitamin E capsule. It can smooth them but it depends on how pronounced they are.   Take care in using half of a bottle. The skin absorbs the vitamin which is fat soluable  and too much can be toxic to the body.  So apply a capsule sparingly as you gently massage in the opposite direction - up. I occasionally apply it around my eyes (towards the bridge of the nose.) Nice.




The Brain

Hair and Nails

Internal Organs

Bodily Functions

Sex and Reproduction


Aging and Death

Disease and Injury

Muscles and Bones

Microscopic Level

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Creative Caregiving and Health


Color Healing

Food and Energy


Food and Color

Food and Energy

Color and Blood

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Blood Food Colors Type B

Blood Food Colors Type AB

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Herbs, Vitamin, and Mineral Content

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