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Anecdotes and stories for speeches, essays, toasts and more

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An anecdote is a short story, narrative or parable often used in speeches, essays, toasts, books, articles and other written or spoken products. Anecdotes are often funny, interesting, surprising, ironic, humorous and may teach a lesson, be biographical or cause reflection. Funny or interesting anecdotes can help make your speeches or writing better, especially when used in conclusions, introductions or to prove a point. We hope our anecdotes will help you in your speeches and writing.

This funny anecdote or list of statistics could be used to talk about anatomy, the human body, attention spans, statistics, amazing facts, you shouldn't always believe everything you hear, we only hear some of what's said, we only hear the things we want to hear, gender wars, differences between men and women and more.


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The Amazing Human Body

The Human body is a truly amazing thing. If you want to know how amazing, just listen to these statistics!

It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

One human hair can support 3kg (6.6 lb).

The average man's private area is three times the length of his thumb.

Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.

A woman's heart beats faster than a man's...

There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Women blink twice as often as men.

The average person's skin weighs twice as much as the brain.

Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.

If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

Women's attention spans are longer than men's. In fact, the women are still listening right now.

The men are still busy checking their thumbs.


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