12:11 AM: Random facts, courtesy of Mental Floss

Average number of neurons in the brain: 100 billion

Number of synapses (neural connections): 60 trillion, give or take a few billion

Average loss of neurons: 85,000 per day (about 31 million per year)

How much brains weigh (in grams): human: 1,300-1,400; sperm whale, 7,800; hippopotamus, 582; chimpanzee, 420; cat, 30; hamster, 1.4

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's heaviest human brain weighed 5 lbs 1 oz. The lightest healthy brain weighted 1 lb. 8 oz.

Rate of neuron growth (early pregnancy): 250,000 neurons per minute

Neurons can transmit information at over 200 miles per hour.

During the first three years of life, 75% of brain growth is completed.

...yeah, I know the blog has been pretty lame lately, but i really haven't felt inspired to write anything for quite some time. hopefully i'll get to writing a real update soon. i need a deadline. give me one, people.

tell me what to write about and when to complete it by in the comments section. GO GO GO!