Just the facts




6. Sheep are known to self-medicate when they have some illnesses. They will eat specific plants when ill that can cure them.

7. Sheep are precocial (highly independent from birth) and gregarious (like to be in a group).



Sheep were animals of sacrifice to God, back in the Old Testament, before the true Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, came into the world to be a once-and-for-all sacrifice for the sins of men (John 1:35-37, Hebrews 7:26-27, Hebrews 9:28).

Today, we’re known as the sheep of His pasture, hearing the voice of the Good Shepherd every day (Psalm 100:3, John 10:1-18).

Below are some interesting facts you should know about sheep:

  1. The scientific name for sheep is “Ovis aries.”
  2. Sheep have very good memories. They can remember at least 50 individual sheep and humans for years. They do this by using a similar neural process and part of the brain that humans use to remember.
  3. Research has shown/proven that sheep have emotions some of which can be studied by observing the position of their ears.
  4. Contrary to popular misconception, sheep are extremely intelligent animals, capable of problem solving. They are considered to have a similar IQ level to cattle and are nearly as clever as pigs.
  5. Like various other species, including humans, sheep make different vocalisations to communicate different emotions. They also display and recognise emotion by facial expressions.




The hands


8. Our fingers are even more sensitive than the eyes—the fingertips have a large number of receptors responsible for sending messages to the brain.

9. The vein on your ring finger is called Venna Amoris—it has a direct line with the human heart and is known as the vein of love. That’s why we wear an engagement ring on the left hand’s finger!

10. The custom of shaking hands began as a way to prove that you were not carrying any weapons—in your hands at least.

11. Structurally, fingernails are actually modified hairs.

12. 6% of all men and 9.9% of all women are left-handed.

13. It takes up to 6 months for a fingernail to grow from root to tip.

14. The practice of hand kissing started during the 17th and 18th centuries in Central and Eastern Europe. The hand was proffered by a woman to a man who was of similar or higher social status. Refusing the offered hand was considered extremely impolite.

15. Washing your hands frequently is the very best day-to-day ritual to avoid the spread of nasty bugs like bacteria and viruses. It’s also a fantastic way to dry out the skin on your hands—especially in the winter. Always make sure to apply hand cream after washing.

Hopefully you enjoyed reading these facts about your hands and that you’ve learnt some new things.




The hands


Our hands are very important because we use them all the time, sometimes without realising it: with them, we wash our bodies, eat, drink, worship God, carry different objects and even take phone selfies! They’re God’s incredible gift to us, and here are many other interesting facts about your hands, which you need to know:

1. There are 27 bones, 29 joints and at least 123 named ligaments in the human hand.

2. All hands are unique. As law enforcement agencies know all too well, your fingerprint is unlike any other. Your palm, too, is special in that it is one of the very few areas of the body that is hairless and it contains a pattern that only exists on one person—you. No two human beings in the world have matching fingerprints.

3. You can’t get a tan on your palm and underside of your fingers.

4. The average hand length for adult women is 6.7 inches. The average length for men is 7.4 inches.

5. Fingers don’t have muscles—tendons in our fingers are moved by the muscles of the forearm.

6. Men tend to have longer ring fingers than index fingers—ladies vice versa.

7. The colour of the nails and those small “moons” on each nail can identify the quality of oxygen level of the bloodstream and blood circulation.




Your hair


You might be wondering why we are looking at hair facts today. Well, Jesus said that our heavenly Father knows and numbers every strand of hair that’s on our head, and so they must be as important to Him as we are to Him. Thus, here are six interesting facts about human hair:

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