Vital Statistics

March 14, 2009

I’m indebted to one of my lovely friends Abroad for these pearls of wisdom. I’m never sure whether people want to be acknowledged by name in these pages, and after all, I cling to my own negligee of anonymity as desperately as any other Dulwich mummy cleaves to an unmaxed-out credit card – but you know who you are, and thank you xx

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.
One human hair can support 3 kg (6 lb).
The average man’s penis is three times the length of his thumb.
Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.
A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.
There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.
Women blink twice as often as men.
The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.
Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.
If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women reading this will be finished now. Men who read this are probably still busy checking their thumbs.

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  • MsCatCalls March 14, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Ooh DD its not just the men , I admit to staring with furrowed brow at my own thumb thinking ” I wonder where the measuring starts from ? ” . Glad to see I havent quite lost interest in all that though ….

  • Not Waving but Drowning March 14, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Your blog is an absolute tonic, I love it.


  • rosiero March 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Yep, I was checking my thumb too!!!

  • Potty Mummy March 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Very very funny. Am just off to check the length of Husband’s thumb…

  • DulwichDivorcee March 16, 2009 at 4:38 am

    MCC, yes, I admit I too have been looking at my thumbs a little quizzically of late …so that’s where the expression ‘rule of thumb’ comes from!

  • DulwichDivorcee March 16, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Thank you, GG, what a lovely thing to say! And gorgeous to be a tonic, one with plenty of gin in I hope!

  • DulwichDivorcee March 16, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Hi Rosiero, we all were! I think they must start measuring from where the thumb joins the hand, otherwise a girl could get quite unrealistic expectations ….

  • DulwichDivorcee March 16, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Good luck with that, dear Potty!

  • rosiescribble March 16, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Daling DD, how on earth do they find out these things? Bizarre!

  • ALMOST MRS AVERAGE March 17, 2009 at 4:19 am

    HAHAHA – that’s just cheered up my morning. I apologise now to all my male friends who will be wondering why I want to measure their thumbs LOL 😀

  • CanCan (MomMostTraveled) March 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

    So…what about the length of a woman’s thumb, then?

  • nixdminx March 17, 2009 at 11:37 am

    So I guess if a man is all fingers and thumbs he’s either very well endowed or an out and out liar!!??

  • Kate Morris March 18, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Thanks for your comment on the Easy Living site. I’ve been following yours on and off for ages. Only periods of off as I’m meant to be writing!!!! But always really like it. But my other blog, on blogspot is covered in Arabic writing which I can’t seem to get rid off, partly because I can’t now read any of the instructions. Great about your book too. I have one coming out on May 7th! Its called The Seven Year Itch.

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  • DulwichDivorcee March 20, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Lovely of you to stop by, Kate, I love your Easy Living blog (and am not envious at all, no, no, not much!) and very exciting about your book, I will step down to Waterstones in May and snap it up. Tried your other blog but think it has exploded, technology can be so trying. How is yr third book going? My no. 2 is vvvv slow …

  • DulwichDivorcee March 20, 2009 at 9:02 am

    CanCan and Nidminx, I can’t take you two anywhere!!!! And let’s not even talk about men who still such their thumbs …..

  • DulwichDivorcee March 20, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Dearest Rosiescribble, I fear they must spend much too much time studying their own thumbs, v worrying ….Claire, thank you for thinking of me, sounds very intriguing, I’ll come and have a peek!

  • Chairman Bill March 25, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Guilty of looking at my thumb too!

  • DulwichDivorcee March 25, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Chairman Bill, you seem to be an honest man! Ooooh, I’m feeling a bit faint ….