If you are at all like us at Commonplace Fun Facts, you often lie awake at night, pondering things such as, “Why does walking with a cup of coffee cause it to […]
Meet the Bone That’s Making a Comeback
One thing we all learn in school is that the human body has 206 bones. This is true — except when it isn’t. Many people have a 207th bone. What is more […]
There Are Parts of You That Will Never Be Fully Grown
While the vast majority of your body is fully grown by the age of twenty years, there are parts of your body that have only just begun.
Why Were 15 Bodies Buried in Benjamin Franklin’s Basement?
Benjamin Franklin was one of the best-known and well-loved of America’s Founding Fathers. Franklin’s brilliance and wit caused him to excel in almost every area of human understanding. He left his mark […]
Your Body is a Planet for Lots of Lifeforms
The next time you look around and begin to think that Planet Earth is getting a little crowded, you might want to look at the population explosion a lot closer to you. […]
A Body of Knowledge About the Body
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What’s that Condition Called? It’s on the Tip of My Tongue
About 3-5 percent of people have a harmless condition known as “geographic tongue.” It is caused by uneven distribution of papillae (short, fine, hair-like projections) over the surface of the tongue which […]