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”