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Brother Mark is a pseudonym of The Reverend Dr Robert Jaggs-Fowler, a clergyman, physician, writer and poet. His biography can be found at: www.robertjaggsfowler.com

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thought for the Day

The average adult has 100 billion brain cells.

We lose 85,000 of these every day.

If all our brain cells were laid end-to-end the line would be 200 million miles long (from here to the sun and back).


Anonymous said...

No wonder I think I am losing my marbles!!!!!

Madeleine said...

Assuming they go in a linear path to the sun, and doesn't deviate sideways while not bending in some way, we could be leaving brain cells behind every day. Just think of what our shedding twinklies could be up to, en masse.

Robert M Jaggs-Fowler said...

Now there is an interesting thought! Perhaps they operate as a form of 'celestial brain'.

Brings a whole new meaning to the concept of God...

Dr T.