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Saturday, August 17, 2013

• Fingernails and toenails grow faster during hot weather, pregnancy and teenage years.
• The ancient Romans were the first to construct distinct left and right shoes. Before that, shoes could be worn on either foot.
• The average foot gets two sizes longer when a person stands up.
• Shoe sizes were devised in England by King Edward II who declared in 1324 that the diameter of one barely corn- a third of an inch- would represent one full shoe size. That’s still true today.
• The average woman walks three miles more per day than the average male.
• The record for the world’s largest feet belongs to Matthew McGrory who wears US size 28 1/2 shoes. The average men’s size is 10 1/2.
• In a pair of feet, there are 250,000 sweat glands.
• Cigarette smoking is the biggest cause of Peripheral Vascular Disease (disease of the arteries of the feet and legs) which often leads to pain on walking, ulceration, infection and in the most severe cases - gangrene and possible amputation.
• A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments.
• During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
• Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It contributes to your general health by improving circulation and weight control.
• Standing in one spot is far more tiring than walking because the demands are being made on the same few muscles for a longer length of time.
• Foot ailments can become your first sign of more serious medical problems. Your feet mirror your general health, so conditions like arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in your feet. Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in America. It limits everyday dressing, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed or walking - for about 7 million Americans.
• About 60-70% of people with diabetes have mild to severe forms of diabetic nerve damage, which in severe
• Butterflies taste with their feet, gannets incubate eggs under their webbed feet and elephants use their feet to hear – they pick up vibrations of the earth through their soles.
• Sweat glands in the feet produce approximately half a pint of perspiration daily.
• The average person will walk around 115,000 miles in a life time, that's more than four times around the earth!
• 3 out of 4 Americans experience serious foot problems in their lifetime.
• There are currently more websites on the Internet having to do with foot fetishes than with foot health.•
• A quarter of all the body’s bones are in the feet (There are 52 bones in a pair of feet).


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHIVAMOON 10/5/2013 3:42PM

    I love this! Petalia mentioned this blog to me because you spoke of butterflies tasting through their feet. You rock!

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BAMAJAM 8/20/2013 3:56PM

  Enjoyed reading this!

Another fact--- A little bone that is broken and split in a little baby toe can HURT A WHOLE LOT!

( AND-- why don't shoe makers make ladies shoes in size 10 1/2 ??) Grrrr

Very seldom is this size available, and my feet need it-- Others must too!

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2HAMSDIET 8/19/2013 5:34AM

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ARTJAC 8/18/2013 12:46AM


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DJ4HEALTH 8/17/2013 8:35PM

    Great info!

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KACAR51 8/17/2013 8:19PM

    Interesting! emoticon emoticon

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LINOVER 8/17/2013 4:53PM

    very Interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/17/2013 4:38PM

  that's remarkable! COOL emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/17/2013 4:08PM

    Great blog ! . Thanks Chris ..
emoticon emoticon Hugs Susie

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FLAMENM 8/17/2013 3:32PM

    Feet are engineering marvels!

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FROSTY99 8/17/2013 2:35PM

    Thanks for sharing this informative article

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PEZMOM1 8/17/2013 1:40PM


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PETALIA 8/17/2013 12:52PM

    'Butterflies taste with their feet...' I am astounded, amazed, and enchanted.

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GRNDMOM43 8/17/2013 12:31PM

    Great information and very interesting! emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 8/17/2013 12:25PM

    This is so good and informative! Thank you! With my sister having Type 2 Diabetes and neuropathy in her feet, she had gotten a sewing needle in the bottom of her foot and never knew it for months. Her foot, needless to say became infected and that lead to more serious problems of her kidneys shutting down and this lead to partial blindness and the hospital and then the nursing home and then death at the age of 54. Oh my, when they say it's so important for a diabetic to watch their feet closely, they're not kidding! Oh my, it's a lesson to me and I need to take more and more heed to what can happen if we don't watch over ourselves. I know that with myself, I had so much pain in my feet before I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and my toes were so curled. I knew long ago that something was wrong but nothing was found until the joints on my hands were so swollen and blue. Then it showed up as RA in my blood, but not before! My feet sure knew though! emoticon

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KATHYSCOLLIES 8/17/2013 12:09PM

    Loots of really interesting stuff here Chris, some of which I already knew but a whole lot more that I did not.

Thanks for sharing !

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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LIS193 8/17/2013 12:08PM

    Great facts!
Gave myself a pedicure last night and put fresh polish on this morning - it feels good!

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SANDRALEET 8/17/2013 12:05PM

    Whot a master piece our feet are

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COCK-ROBIN 8/17/2013 12:04PM


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LITTLEBRUNO 8/17/2013 12:01PM

    Who knew!! Thanks for the enlightenment. emoticon

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ALICIA214 8/17/2013 12:00PM


Very informative and interesting... emoticon

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MARITIMER3 8/17/2013 11:54AM

    Now I know why my feet get so stinky!

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