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26 facts about the human body

You are more amazing than you know!
Nature has produced many wondrous things, but few are more amazing than the human body. From your hard-working heart to your incredible brain.

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Hard-working heart

Hard-working heart

The hardest working muscle in the body is the heart. Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a semi-truck over 18 miles. Over a lifetime, that’s equivalent to driving to the moon and back.

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Amazing brain

Amazing brain

Brain contains 60 % of fat, and it still works hard. Your brain can generate up to 25 watts of power (that’s enough to power a light bulb).

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Growing skin

Growing skin

Skin is the human body’s largest organ. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute. It piles up to 40 pounds of skin over the life time.

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Thought power

Thought power

Scientists say the average person has roughly 70,000 thoughts each day.Your brain is always working, and is more active while you’re sleeping.

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Shrinking bones

Shrinking bones

Since some of the bones fuse together the count of the bones reduces from 300 to 206 as you grow up.

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Womb with a view

Womb with a view

Newborn babies can recognize their mother’s face after just a few hours. Babies in the womb grow 8,000 new brain cells every second.

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Incredible sense

Incredible sense

Bind people can "see" by touch and sound, as scientists have discovered that the visual cortex of blind people can rewrite itself to respond and receive through touch and hearing.

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Unfeeling brain

Unfeeling brain

Since brain doesn't feel pain because of the pain receptors which is not present. The surgeons can perform an open brain procedure when the patient is awake.

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Pump power

Pump power

A pumping human heart can squirt blood 10 yards. In the average lifetime, the heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood.

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Fast sneeze

Fast sneeze

The human sneeze travels at just under 64 kph. That’s the same speed as a running tiger!

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Long arteries

Long arteries

The length of the arteries, veins and capillaries when they are laid out end to end, it could cover the planet two and a half time around. Approximately it would measure about 62,137 miles.

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Growing hair

Growing hair

Your hair grows nearly 6 millimeters every four weeks and keeps on growing for up to six years. The hair falls and grows back again

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Amazing memory

Amazing memory

Your brain can remember over 50,000 different scents. Smell is the oldest of all the senses.

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Aging brain

Aging brain

Humans have more brain cells at the age of two than at any other point in their lives, but it takes nearly 20 years for the brain to mature. It is the most sophisticated thing in the known universe.

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Iron man

Iron man

 The iron content in the body is almost the size of a 3 inches metal nail.

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Eye for detail

Eye for detail

An eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors. If you compare the human eye with a digital camera, it will have 576 megapixels.

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water

water

In a lifetime, a person drinks 20,000 gallons of water. 

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Pool of drool

Pool of drool

An average person produces about one liter of saliva a day or 23,658 liters of saliva in a lifetime. This will fill up two swimming pool

19

Ears and Nose always grow

Ears and Nose always grow

One’s ears and nose never stop growing.

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Miles to go

Miles to go

If the DNA is stretched from all the cells in the human body it would come up tp 10 billion mines, which is the distance from Earth Pluto and back.

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Long-term storage space

Long-term storage space

Brain’s long-term memory, which develops until the age of 40, can hold as many as 1 million billion separate bits of information in a lifetime. 

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Beat-bopping heart

Beat-bopping heart

When you listen to the music the heartbeat changes according to the music.

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Tongue print

Tongue print

As the fingerprint is unique for every person, the tongue print is also unique.

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Tasty treats

Tasty treats

Your mouth contains around 10,000 taste buds, most of which are located on and around the tiny bumps on your tongue. The sense of smell is necessary for taste.

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Color of bones

Color of bones

The color of the human bones range from beige to light brown but the bones in the museum are white because they have been boiled and cleaned.