Money Roundup: Aging = Drying Edition

by Michael on Nov 26, 2013 · 1 comment

This is a bit random, but I found it interesting… Did you know that human babies are ca. 75% water at birth? That’s a bit wetter than a banana (74% water) but drier than a potato (80% water). That might seem strange, but it’s (apparently) true.

By one year of age, human water content drops to roughly 65%. And by adulthood, men are roughly 60% water whereas women are 55% water. As for the elderly, they’re roughly 50% water. In other words, it seems that aging = drying.

Interestingly, the wettest tissues are our brains, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Our bones are the driest. And blood is somewhere in between.

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you’re having a great week.

P.S. Posting will be sporadic this week as we’re on the road visiting family.


1 Mr. Utopia @ Personal Finance Utopia November 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

Hmm, so if I drink tons of water surely I’ll expand my life indefinitely! Got to stop typing now and go grab a glass…

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