Life is Huge…Live in Awe!

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I happened on a new saying… “Life is huge, live in awe”.  It was the perfect saying for a little mixed media collage.  I made the background on watercolor paper and finished the edges with copper foil tape with ArtEmboss corners.  Next I fashioned some trash art (made from old magazines)  flowers with button centers that I sewed on with yellow thread.  This 10 x 10 canvas is ready for the gallery!

I was fascinated when I stumbled on this list at Capital LifeStyle.  It reminds me of Psalms 139:14  “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”  I hope these facts AWE you:

#1. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

#2. The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors

#3. Ears and Nose never stop growing.

#4. We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.

#5. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a Unique Tongue Print.

#6. Having excessive body hair is linked to higher intellect.

#7. Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.

#8. An adult human being is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms.

#9. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.

#10. A human baby has over 60% more bones than an adult.

#11. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.

#12. An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.

#13. The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter (jaw muscle)

#14. Sweat itself is odorless. It’s the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.

#15. When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small lightbulb.

#16. Human Bones are  ounce for ounce, stronger than steel.

#17. People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.

#18. If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.

#19. The human body produces about a litre of mucus per day.

#20. There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.

#21. Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.

#22. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.

#23. Your bones are composed of 31% water.

#24. There’s more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.

#25. Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 32 km.

#26. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.

#27. Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy

#28. Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.

#29. Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s

#30. When you take one step, you are using up to 200 muscles.

Like my new mixed media collage says, “Life is Huge, Live in Awe”


Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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