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At least 165 people were killed on Sunday as two bombs blasted Baghdad, one of which was claimed by ISIS. At least 225 people were injured. The deadliest attack took place in a major shopping district, killing 86 people, 15 of which were children. That attack is believed to be the deadliest single bomb attack in the country since 2007. These recent bombings demonstrate that even as ISIS suffered defeats on the battlefield, including recently in Fallujah, they can still commit serious attacks. “We remain united with the Iraqi people and government in our combined efforts to destroy ISIL,” a White House statement said on Sunday. The administration wrote that the attack strengthened the United States’ resolve in the fight against the Islamic State.
- In the average adult, the skin covers 12-20 square feet and accounts for 12% of body weight.b
- There are more than 600 individual skeletal muscles in the human body.c
- An adult skeleton has 206 bones.a
- Cartilage is one of the few tissues that grows throughout life. Between ages 30 and 70, a nose might grow half an inch, and the ears grow about a quarter of an inch.e
- A newborn’s skull contains gaps between its bony plates. In an adult, the jagged plates interlock tightly like a jigsaw puzzle.a
- Hundreds of billions of neurons carry electrical signals that control the body from the brain and the spinal cord.
- After sustaining trauma to the brain—such as an injury, stroke, or infection—some people develop “alien hand syndrome,” a condition where the victim can feel sensation in the hand, but has no control over movement and does not sense the hand as a part of the body, as if it belonged to an alien being.d
- The Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that the brain exists mainly to help cool the spirit. It is now known that the brain controls nearly every function of the body and mind.c
- The average human head has about 100,000 hairs.c
- As a person ages, the diameter of each hair on the head shrinks. Hair is thickest in the early 20s, but by age 70, it can be as fine as a baby’s. Aging also causes hair to grow where it is not wanted, such as in the nose and ears, and to fall out where it is desired.
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