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10 Incredible Brain Facts

Did you know that the Brain does not have any pain receptors? No wonder brain surgeries can be conducted on conscious patients...

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Length of Axons

Length of Axons

The Brain has about 1,60,000 kilometers of axons! This means that the axons can cover the diameter of the planet for almost 4 times!

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Baby's Head Vs Adult's Head

Baby's Head Vs Adult's Head

The size of your brain is the same size as you were born with... no wonder babies are adorable with huge heads!

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Energy for Brain

Energy for Brain

Around 25 % of the blood and oxygen in our body is used up by the brain, especially when it occupies hardly about 2 % of the body mass.

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100,000 Chemical Reactions

100,000 Chemical Reactions

Around 100,000 chemical reactions occur in your brain in every second of your life.

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Wandering Mind

Wandering Mind

About 70,000 thoughts pass through your mind every day! No wonder you tend to space out sometimes, eh?

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Taste Receptors

Taste Receptors

The brain has taste receptors? Do you know what other body parts have taste receptors too? Well, the lungs, stomach, pancreas, intestines, and also the anus and the testicles!

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Brain Fat

Brain Fat

It is NOT a myth... the human brain has 60% of fat content, the highest in the body.

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Brain Eats Itself

Brain Eats Itself

It has been Scientifically proven that too much of dieting results in brain eating up itself.

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Chocolates to the Rescue

Chocolates to the Rescue

Whenever someone is sad, they resort to chocolates. Why? Because the brain increases the frequency of 'theta waves', thereby triggering a relaxed feeling.

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Orgasm - a natural drug

Orgasm - a natural drug

A brain scan after orgasms appear as if a person is under the influence of heroin!