These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Didja know?

Miracle. All of it.
by David Kanigan

Each hair on your head is replaced every 2 to 7 years
A hundred hairs fall out every day and new ones grow back in their place
And look at your fingernails - they're completely new every six months or so

The lining of your stomach and intestines gets pretty beat up -- it's constantly exposed to acid and bile and so those cells get replaced every few days

Every few weeks, your outer layer of skin is completely renewed every four months you have a fresh army of red blood cells

A hundred million new cells are born every minute and a hundred million old cells are destroyed. It's actually the breakdown products of these red blood cells that turn your bruises and urine yellow

Every 10 years, you've got a new skeleton, a special team of cells breaks down old bone
and another builds new bone

Every 15 years your muscles are refreshed

You might think you gain and lose fat cells when you gain and lose weight but they actually just get bigger and smaller
Over the course of 25 years though, most of them turn over

But there are a few things that stick around for your entire life
About half of your heart stays with you from birth to death because those cells are replaced very slowly

Certain parts of your brain add a few new neurons over the course of your life but the vast majority of your neurons developed before you were born
It's the connections between those neurons -- the circuits that store memories — that are constantly changing

And there's one more part of you that lasts your whole life (your eyes)
Months before you were born, little cluster of cells stretched and filled themselves with transparent protein As you grew, even after birth, more and more fibers were added, but that center endured
This is your lens the window through which you are watching this video right now and its core has remained the same since the moment you first opened your eyes

~ Adam Cole and Ryan Kellman, excerpts from Your Body's Real Age


  1. It is amazing. I sometimes wonder how much of the original Me is left :)

  2. About those replacement hairs--not all are replaced for some of us women of a certain age. Or maybe they are replaced but in areas other than our heads! Interesting!

    1. I know what you mean!! Hair patterns wander, don't they?? LOL!


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