40 Amazing Facts About the Human Body

40 Amazing Facts About the Human Body

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.

FACT 1

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?

FACT 2

Over the course of one day, our blood runs a total distance of around 19, 312 kilometres.

FACT 3

The capacity of a human brain is equivalent to more than 4 terabytes of space on a hard drive.

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FACT 4

Your skull is made up of 29 different bones.

FACT 5

The nose and ears of a human never stop growing.

FACT 6

Human bone is 5 times stronger than that of a steel bar. But, it is brittle and may fracture on impact.

FACT 7

Similar to fingerprints, our tongue has its own unique print.

Source- Wiki

FACT 8

Almost all human brings in the world have special mites in their eyelashes known as Demodex.

FACT 9

The human heart pumps about 182 million litres of blood during its average lifetime.

FACT 10

The human body loses around one million skin cells each day.

FACT 11

Ovum is the largest cell in the body. It is hardly visible to the naked eye.

FACT 12

An average human being produces around 25,000 quarts of saliva in his/her lifetime.

FACT 13

The lining of a person’s stomach is replaced every four to five days to prevent the stomach from digesting itself.

FACT 14

An average person forgets about 90% of his/her dreams.

FACT 15

Around 80% of our body heat is lost from the head.

FACT 16

Your stomach turns red when you blush.

FACT 17

We are the only living beings on our planet to sleep on our back.

FACT 18

Fingernails grow faster on the hand with which we write.

FACT 19

The jaw muscle is the strongest muscle in the body.

FACT 20

The word “organ” originates from the Greek word “organon,” meaning a tool or an instrument.

FACT 21

A human body processes around 100, 000 pounds of food in his/her lifetime.

FACT 22

There are about 700 enzymes active in the human body.

FACT 23

The only part of the human body that cannot heal itself is the teeth.

FACT 24

99% of the calcium in the body is in our teeth.

FACT 25

A human being spends about 5 years of his/her life blinking.

FACT 26

The word “muscle” originates from the Latin word “musculus,” meaning “little mouse.”

FACT 27

More than 100 different viruses may result in a cold.

FACT 28

You may lose about 150 calories per hour if you accidentally (or intentionally) hit your head against a wall. Don’t do it though.

FACT 29

The word lung originates from a German word, meaning “light.”

FACT 30

Around one hundred pain sensors are present on 1 square centimetre of your skin.

FACT 31

Adult human beings spend around 33% of their lives asleep.

FACT 32

Every second, around 100,000 chemical reactions occur in the brain.

FACT 33

A human eye can distinguish between 10 million colors.

FACT 34

The liver is the largest organ of the body. It is also the only organ that can heal itself.

FACT 35

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.

FACT 36

Your eyes are always of the same size as your birth. Your nose and ear never stop growing though.

FACT 37

The brain, itself, cannot feel pain.

FACT 38

An adult human is made of around seven octillion atoms.

FACT 39

The stomach of an adult can hold about 1.9l of food at a time.

FACT 40

A child’s body has around 300 bones at the time of his/her birth. An adult has only 206.

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