Facts about our body

  • Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
  • Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  • Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.
  • An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  • Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
  • Having excessive body hair is linked to a higher intellect.
  • Ears and Nose never stop growing.
  • Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a Unique Tongue Print.
  • When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
  • We spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed, blinking.
  • If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.
  • Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
  • There’re more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
  • Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
  • If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.
  • Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
  • Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
  • When you take one step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
  • The chemical elements that make up your body are worth around US$160.
  • The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7°F (46.5°C).
  • A nanometre is about as much as your nails grows every second.
  • Liars blink less frequently than normal during the lie, and then speed up to around eight times faster than usual afterwards.
  • A scientist cracked his knuckles on one hand for over 50 years to prove it did not cause Arthritis.
  • Our bodies consist of 60 out of 118 confirmed elements in the periodic table or 50.8% of the periodic table.
  • A strong cough forces air out of the airways at speeds up to 1000 km/h, almost as fast as the speed of sound (1234 km/h).
  • To enlist in the U.S. army, you have to have all ten of your toes intact.


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