Take the 10 Brain Facts test

I thought it would be fun for readers to take this test on the brain and see how much you know about your brain. I am always delivering you ideas and topic on fitness, but what about the brain?

Here are the 10 questions with the answers at the end. Don’t look and good luck.

1. How much does the average brain weigh?

2. How many miles of blood vessels are in your brain?

3. How long does your brain make new neurons?

4. How much of your total oxygen of the body at rest is used by the brain?

5. What happens to your brain when it is under excessive stress?

6. Why can’t you tickle yourself?

7. When you are awake how many watts does your brain generate?

8. When you blink what does your brain do? How many times do you blink?

9. How many thoughts do you experience in a day?

10. The brain is made up of what percent water?

Answers: (1) 3 pounds. (2) 100,000 miles (3) Throughout your life as long as your brain is mentally active. (4) 20 percent. (5) It can alter brain cells, structure and function. (6) The brain can distinguish between unexpected touch and your own touch. (7) 10-23 watts, enough energy to power a light bulb. (8) The brain kicks in so that the world doesn’t go dark during the blink. You blink about 20,000 times in a day. (9) 70,000. (10) 75 percent.

 

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It is the 13th Annual YMCA 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 27, this fun fitness activity is geared towards the entire family and all proceeds will benefit Y programs that promote youth development. The race starts at 9 a.m. cost is $20 and after April 12 $25. This race is chip timed.

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