1. Did you know that your foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and a whopping 250,000 sweat glands? That may seem like a lot of anatomy in a relatively small package, but then again, your feet are charged with the very important task of supporting the entire body. And as we all know, it's hard to concentrate on anything when your feet hurt, but they're surprisingly susceptible to injury- from everyday calluses and corns to more serious problems like diabetic neuropathy.
3. After a baby is born, the obstetrician usually checks for 10 little fingers and 10 little toes. But occasionally,
4. We all know that Americans bodies are getting bigger, but what about our feet? In the United States, the best-selling shoe size is 8.5 for women and 10.5 for men. Those are both up a full size from 30 years ago. If think you know your correct size, a 2011 report published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery suggests more than 35% of people underestimated by at least half a size.
6. Did you know you could flirt with your feet? When a woman is attracted to a man, she's likely to move her feet away from her body, in a more open space. Signs she's not interested? Sitting cross-legged or with her feet tucked under her body. And while men don't display attraction through their foot position, they also send emotional signals with their tootsies. Men tend to move their feet more when they are nervous, while jittery women keep their feet still. Many people find feet sexy, but for some, a sexual interest in feet is particularly intense. Also known as podophilia, foot fetishism focuses on the foot as an object of sexual desire. It's fairly common- a study of 381 online fetish groups found that feet (and related objects like shoes) were by far the most popular subject. Famous people like Quentin Tarantino, Ludacris, and Tommy Lee have foot fetishes.
7. Ahh, nothing feels better than going barefoot in the summer. But some people believe it's your right to go barefoot all year long, and not just at the beach. Organizations like the Society for Barefoot Living believe that wearing shoes is not just unnecessary, it could actually be harmful to foot health and lead to flat feet and deformities. And proponents of barefoot running say it can strengthen feet and reduce injuries. For people with diabetes, though, going barefoot can be dangerous because nerve damage makes it difficult to feel when the foot is injured.
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