August 17th is National “I love my feet” day. How awesome!?! In the spirit of loving each little piggy here are a few things you might not know about the part of your body that touches earth more than any other, which you continually hide inside sweat socks and luxury earmuffs otherwise known as shoes.
By the Numbers:
- Each foot has 33 joints, 26 bones, 19 muscles, and 107 ligaments. (Some of you special folks have an extra bone or two.)
- 250,000 – Number of sweat glands in the feet which can produce up to half a pint a day. So let them breathe or pay the stinky price.
- 100,000 – Number of miles the average person walks in their lifetime.
- 40,000 – Number of years humans have worn shoes.
- 8,000 – Number of nerves in the feet. Ticklish?
- 5500 – Number of years old the oldest shoe in existence is. It was found in a cave in Armenia.
- 2013 – Year that a variety of cheeses were displayed at an exhibition in Dublin that used bacteria from the feet to cultivate. It would probably not sell as good as head cheese.
- 75 – Percentage of Americans who will experience foot problems at one time or another in their lives.
- 4 – The times over men which women have more foot trouble because of the shoes they choose to wear.
- 2.5 – The height inches of the heels, that can increase the load of the forefoot by 75%.
- 0 – Number of babies are born with an arch in their feet. Arches will not develop until they are 2 1/2 years old.