Your Brain in Numbers

You've probably heard by now that your brain is the most formidable organ ever to have existed.

The kid on Jerry Maguire taught you that the human head weighth three poundth

But did you know that a Japanese super computer - the fourth largest in the world - tried to simulate one second of 1 % of a human brain's capability - and that took 40 minutes? (1) 

So what are some other numbers to describe your brain? 

Apparently, Intel is working on a computer with similar processing power as the brain. Look out for a notice ca. 2018. 

For another great article on how alcohol doesn't actually kill brain cells (except if you drink it in quantities or concentrations that would actually kill the whole you), read this

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