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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made September 20, 2010

Filed under: Family — faithfulremembrances @ 1:15 pm

“You may think you’re growing fast now, but it is slow compared to how fast you grew before you were born!  You started out as a fertilized egg weighing LESS than 35 billionths of an ounce.  At birth you might of weighed about 7 1/2 pounds, or 120 ounces.  Your weight increased about 3 1/2 billion times inside your mother’s womb!  If your weight increased another 3 1/2 billion times in the nine months AFTER you were born, you would have weighed about 26 million pounds (or 13 million tons) by the time you were nine months old!  That is more than the weight of 100,000 blue whales or 20 1/2 million elephants!  How tall would you have been?  When you were just a fertilized egg, you were about .004 inches in diameter.  By the time you were born, you were  probably about 20 inches in length.  Your length increased over 5,000 times.  If it increased another 5,000 times in the nine months after you were born, you would have been 100,000 inches or 8,333 feet, over 1 1/2 miles tall!  That’s higher than most mountains.”

*Excepted from one of Grace’s favorite Books “If You Hopped Like a Frog” by David m. Schwartz

4 Responses to “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

  1. Tova Says:

    Hmmmm….I see potential for a really cool comic strip. Mine are still too young, but maybe your olders could come up with that?

  2. lauradodson Says:

    hmmm, way cool. is this an aig book?

    • faithfulremembrances Says:

      Nope, just a regular old book. It full of fun stuff, like if you could hop as far as a frog you would be able to hop across the golden gate bridge…fun facts ;0)

  3. Tova Says:

    So totally off topic, but how do you make your egg mcmuffin? Would love a recipe for this!


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