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08 June 2010

You’re a chemical factory

Have a burning desire? Perhaps that's because your body contains enough phosphorous to make 2 000 match heads.

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Have a burning desire? Perhaps that's because your body contains enough phosphorous to make 2 000 match heads.

Mining other bits of mineral information from the book "Amazing Facts About Your Body," published by Doubleday and Co.:

  • The human body contains enough carbon to make 900 lead pencils;
  • enough iron to make a 3-inch-long nail.
  • enough sulphur to kill all the fleas on a dog;
  • enough lime to whitewash a small chicken coop,
  • and enough potassium to explode a toy cannon.

(Source: Amazing Facts About Your Body)

 
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