40 Amazing Facts About the Human Body
- Dec 05, 2017
The human body is a seriously complex machine that sometimes confuses even the most qualified specialists of all. Here are a few amazing facts about this machine that we have compiled for your reference.
The femur is the largest bone of the body. It can support 30 times the weight of a person’s body. Now that’s stronger than steel; isn’t it?
Over the course of one day, our blood runs a total distance of around 19, 312 kilometres.
The capacity of a human brain is equivalent to more than 4 terabytes of space on a hard drive.
Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.
The nose and ears of a human never stop growing.
Human bone is 5 times stronger than that of a steel bar. But, it is brittle and may fracture on impact.
Similar to fingerprints, our tongue has its own unique print.
Almost all human brings in the world have special mites in their eyelashes known as Demodex.
The human heart pumps about 182 million litres of blood during its average lifetime.
The human body loses around one million skin cells each day.
Ovum is the largest cell in the body. It is hardly visible to the naked eye.
An average human being produces around 25,000 quarts of saliva in his/her lifetime.
The lining of a person’s stomach is replaced every four to five days to prevent the stomach from digesting itself.
An average person forgets about 90% of his/her dreams.
Around 80% of our body heat is lost from the head.
Your stomach turns red when you blush.
We are the only living beings on our planet to sleep on our back.
Fingernails grow faster on the hand with which we write.
The jaw muscle is the strongest muscle in the body.
The word “organ” originates from the Greek word “organon,” meaning a tool or an instrument.
A human body processes around 100, 000 pounds of food in his/her lifetime.
There are about 700 enzymes active in the human body.
The only part of the human body that cannot heal itself is the teeth.
99% of the calcium in the body is in our teeth.
A human being spends about 5 years of his/her life blinking.
The word “muscle” originates from the Latin word “musculus,” meaning “little mouse.”
More than 100 different viruses may result in a cold.
You may lose about 150 calories per hour if you accidentally (or intentionally) hit your head against a wall. Don’t do it though.
The word lung originates from a German word, meaning “light.”
Around one hundred pain sensors are present on 1 square centimetre of your skin.
Adult human beings spend around 33% of their lives asleep.
Every second, around 100,000 chemical reactions occur in the brain.
A human eye can distinguish between 10 million colors.
The liver is the largest organ of the body. It is also the only organ that can heal itself.
It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.
Your eyes are always of the same size as your birth. Your nose and ear never stop growing though.
The brain, itself, cannot feel pain.
An adult human is made of around seven octillion atoms.
The stomach of an adult can hold about 1.9l of food at a time.
A child’s body has around 300 bones at the time of his/her birth. An adult has only 206.
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