Toe-Tally Fun Facts
We all have a thirst learning not so useless bits of information, well kick these Toe-Tally Fun Facts around at your next family gathering. Check back weekly as Ellen digs deep in her everything feet knowledge base and shares the wealth! You smell what were steppin in here, don’t yah!?
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: Cold feet? When your feet feel cold, it means the skins blood supply to the top layers of the skin have been reduced to preserve heat. A brilliant way to restore the heat is to use a foot cream in circular motions from the heel up to the toes. This will not only warm your feet but also moisturise them at the same time.
No Blood Needed
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: Toenails and corneas are the only two tissues in the body that do not receive oxygen from blood
Jolly Ole St. Nick
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: The Saint Nicholas tradition can be traced back to the Germanic god Wodan (Odin). To celebrate St. Nick’s Day on a scale similar to the German custom, children put one empty shoe (or sock) outside, and, on the following morning of December 6th, the children awake to find that St. Nick has filled their previously empty footwear with candy and small presents (if the children have been “good”) or, ostensibly, coal (if not).
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: Meat-eating dinosaurs are known as theropods, which means “beast-footed,” because they had sharp, hooked claws on their toes. In contrast, plant-eating dinosaurs tended to have blunt hooves or toenails.
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments.
It only takes 4
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: Dogs have four toes on their hind feet, and five on their front feet.
More is Less
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: As a person’s income increases, the prevalence of foot problems decreases.
Oh, the Nerve
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: There are more than 100,000 nerve endings in each foot, which provide sensory feedback to your brain, enabling you to automatically adjust your gait according to your environment to reduce impact forces on your body. Wearing shoes alters this feedback mechanism.
Not just for Nails
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: The red sole of the famous Louboutin heel was actually created by accident, rather than by a planned design. The red sole was born one afternoon when a prototype of a shoe inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Flowers’ arrived in the hands of Louboutin, who found the shoe a little dull. Fortunately, an assistant was painting her nails red at the time of the arrival of the shoe, and Louboutin had the unique idea of using it to cover the dreary black sole; and so the iconic red sole was made.
Just leave the Platypus be
Toe-Tally Fun Fact: Platypuses feet; in addition to being webbed, sport pointy spurs loaded with venom, which scientists suspect is used for combat during mating season.