Thursday, 15 September 2011

50 Interesting Facts About The Human Body

  1. Brain feels no pain.
  2. 80% of brain is water
  3. Brain uses 10watts of power
  4. Brain plays at night
  5. Higher IQ means more dreams
  6. Brain can store everything
  7. You smell is unique
  8. Nose can remember 50,000 scents
  9. Your teeth grows before birth
  10. Sensation while eating chocolate is better than sex
  11. Bones self destruct
  12. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the body
  13. Close to fifty percent of the bacteria in the mouth lives on the surface of our tongue
  14. Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds
  15. You cannot tickle yourself
  16. Only humans shed emotional tears
  17. You are taller in the morning
  18. Men are able to read fine print better than women can
  19. The cornea is the only living tissue in the human body that does not contain any blood vessels
  20. The eyeball of a human weighs approximately 28 grams
  21. In a month, a fingernail grows an eighth of an inch
  22. It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus
  23. Men sweat more than women. This is because women can better regulate the amount of water they lose
  24. There are approximately 45 billion fat cells in an average adult
  25. During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers
  26. In one day, adult lungs move about 10,000 liters of air
  27. The average adult has approximately six pounds of skin
  28. A pregnant woman's dental health can affect her unborn child
  29. Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has
  30. Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body
  31. On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years
  32. The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head
  33. On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs
  34. Every hour one billion cells in the body must be replaced
  35. The adult human body requires about 88 pounds of oxygen daily
  36. The human body has approximately 37,000 miles of capillaries
  37. In one day, a human sheds 10 billion skin flakes. This amounts to approximately two kilograms in a year
  38. The right lung of a human is larger than the left one. This is because of the space and placement of the heart.
  39. The human heart beat roughly 35 million times a year
  40. The human heart weighs less than a pound
  41. A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip
  42. Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people
  43. A person will die from total lack of sleep sooner than from starvation. Death will occur about 10 days without sleep, while starvation takes a few weeks
  44. A cough releases an explosive charge of air that moves at speeds up to 60 mph
  45. According to German researchers, the risk of heart attack is higher on Monday than any other day of the week
  46. Hair Is Almost Indestructible
  47. You Can Still Have An Erection After Death
  48. The stomach’s digestive acids are strong enough to dissolve zinc
  49. A mans testicles manufacture 10 million new sperm cells each day – enough that he could repopulate the entire planet in only 6 months
  50. The focusing muscles of the eyes move around 100,000 times a day

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