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Updated by Lindsey Christiansen on Apr 15, 2013
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Interesting body facts

The human body is a complex mechanism. Because of all the intricacies and complex processes involved with body function, the body can do some pretty incredible things. But did you know that you have 500,000 sweat glands in your feet? Here are some interesting body facts that are taught by any medical assisting college in Utah.

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Skin is the largest organ in the human body.

Skin is the largest organ in the human body.

Over any given lifetime, a person can shed 40 pounds of dry skin. This is especially true in Utah, where it is always dry.

2

Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe.

Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe.

Research at medical assisting colleges show that oxygen deprivation hits the brain fastest because it needs it for proper function.

3

Men’s facial hair is the fastest growing hair on the body.

Men’s facial hair is the fastest growing hair on the body.

If a man were to never shave in his lifetime, he would have a 30 foot beard.

4

The left lung is smaller to make room for the heart.

The left lung is smaller to make room for the heart.

If you were to have a medical assisting college draw you a picture of the lungs, you would see that the left is smaller than the right.

5

Sneezes can exceed 100 miles per hour.

Sneezes can exceed 100 miles per hour.

That some serious wind speed! Expect to see it more during Utah’s allergy season.

6

Saliva glands produce enough saliva in a lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

Saliva glands produce enough saliva in a lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

Hopefully that won’t deter you from swimming this summer!

7

You nose has a pretty good memory.

You nose has a pretty good memory.

It can remember more than 50,000 scents. That is why, according to medical assisting colleges, the sense of smell is the biggest catalyst in triggering memories.

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For every pound you gain...

For every pound you gain...

you also gain 7 miles of blood vessels in your bloodstream to keep up with the weight. Imagine the mileage you get when you gain 20 pounds.

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Speaking of blood vessels...

Speaking of blood vessels...

if one person were to line up every blood vessel in their body next to each other, it would span 25,000 miles.

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Every time you take a step...

Every time you take a step...

you work 200 muscles in the body. That is a serious workout.

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