10 Shocking Facts About Everyday Life
At a certain point in our life, usually in our mid-twenties, we tend to forget just how magical life can be. We tend to fall into everyday routine, and we overlook the many complexities surrounding our seemingly ordinary existence. The truth of the matter is that every moment of waking life is a miracle. Our survival on this planet, the evolution of life, the astronomical forces keeping us in place, the physical laws of nature and nearly every facet of existence is nothing short of spectacular. Life is not as ordinary as we perceive it to be, and these 10 facts try to show us some amazing details of everyday life.
The average person usually ends up spending anywhere between two to three weeks of their life indulging in the simple act of kissing.
Walking Around The World
We tend to forget that we spend a lot of our time on our feet. The average person in fact ends up walking roughly 120,000 kilometers in their lifetime. That amounts to walking almost three times around the world.
Cigarettes are no doubt the biggest killers in the world. Every cigarette you smoke ends up reducing 11 minutes of your life.
Centenarian And Beyond
Not many people in the world live to see past a 110 years. In fact only one in every seven million people live past 110.
Tired And Bored
Are we all extremely tired and bored? The average person ends up yawning at least 250,000 times in their lifetime.
It is surprising that most human beings are not extremely obese, especially if you consider that we end up consuming at least 35 tonnes of food during our life.
Keeping a clean and shaved face takes a lot of time and effort. Men end up spending at least 6 months of their life shaving in front of a mirror.
High Cancer Risk
This is perhaps the scariest fact on this list. According to the American Cancer Society, Men in America have a 43.31% chance of developing at least one form of cancer during their lifetime.
Sleep isn’t just important to keep us going on a daily basis, it has a profound impact on our overall life. It has been proven that sleeping less that seven hours a day reduces your life expectancy.
Medical science has really gone a long way in shaping our future. It has increased our life expectancy substantially. The average life expectancy was so short not too long ago, that two-thirds of the people in history who have ever lived past the age of 65 are alive today.