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131. No Mean Feet

31 May

Attached to the many ends of the many legs, attached to many people are a great many feet. They are vital, marvelous and yet not often considered that interesting, which is a great shame if you ask me. So here are some short form facts to convince you otherwise:

  • The average person walks over 4 times the circumference of the Earth in their lifetime
  • The 250,000 sweat glands in the feet can produce up to half a pint of, moisture, each day
  • Children have more bones than adults, this is because smaller bones in place, like the feet, fuse together in the formative years of life

So appreciate your sweaty, bony and globe-trotting feet. If they are in good health they can support you for a lifetime. When running, those fleshy leg lumps have to withstand forces equivalent to four times your body’s weight with every step. Believe me when I say, that is no mean feet(!).

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Posted by on May 31, 2011 in Trivia

 

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