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20 Facts About Feet

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Here are some interesting facts about feet.

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A toenail takes six months to grow. Report Abuse
So, if you lose a toenail, you are in for a long wait.
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The ancient Romans created shoes specifically for each foot. Report Abuse
Before then, shoes could be worn on either foot.
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It is best to shop for shoes in the afternoon. Report Abuse
Your feet tend to be swollen in the afternoon, making it the best to get shoes that fit just right.
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It is highly unlikely that your feet are the same size. Report Abuse
Generally, one foot is bigger than the other.
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Your feet grow rapidly during childhood. Report Abuse
During the first year of a child's life, their foot is half the size it will be by the time they are an adult. By the time a child is 12, your foot is about 90 per cent of its adult length.
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Insects like to bite feet. Feet are the favorite body part of insects. Report Abuse
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The Chinese used to bind the feet of young girls to keep their feet small. Report Abuse
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At birth, the feet are mostly cartilage. Report Abuse
Once you reach the age of 21, your feet are completely ossified.
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When you run, you exert three to four times the normal pressure on your feet. Report Abuse
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The skin is thicker on your feet than any other place on your body. Report Abuse
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The bones in the middle part of the foot are called metatarsals. Report Abuse
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The bones in the toes are called phalanges. Report Abuse
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Your foot grows two sizes when you stand up. Report Abuse
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The first shoes were invented during the Ice Age. Report Abuse
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Your toenails grow faster in hot weather. Report Abuse
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King Edward II invented shoe sizes. Report Abuse
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The average person walks 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day. Report Abuse
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Your foot has 250,000 sweat glands. Report Abuse
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That is 125,000 glands per foot.
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Your foot has 33 joints. Report Abuse
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Your foot has 26 bones. Report Abuse
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