Human bodies are quite phenomenal. These complex machines have millions of processes happening every second that help us keep alive. Our bodies can heal, breathe, reproduce, grow and do many more amazing things. Here are some mind blowing facts about the human body that you may not have known about, and will help you see just how incredible the human body really is.
#1 More than half of your bones are located in your hands, wrists, feet and ankles.
#2 About 60% of your body is made up of water.
#3 In you average lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
#4 The smallest bones in your body are found inside your ear. They are so small that they could all fit on top of a penny.
#5 The acid in your stomach is so strong, that it can actually dissolve metal. Luckily, your stomach lining can handle it.
#6 Scientists aren’t exactly sure why we yawn, but it may help regulate body temperature.
#7 Blood makes up about 8% of your total body weight.
#8 The heart beats more than 3 billion times in the average human lifespan.
#9 Your nose and ears continue growing throughout your entire life.
#10 If you smoothed out all of the wrinkles in your brain, it would be the size of a pillowcase when laid flat.
#11 As well as having unique fingerprints, humans also have unique tongue prints.
#12 If all of the blood vessels in the human body were laid end to end, they would be long enough to encircle the earth more than 3 times.
#13 When humans are born, they have approximately 300 bones in their bodies, but as they grow, some of these bones fuse and by adulthood, only 206 bones remain.
#14 The cornea is the only part of the body with no blood supply. It gets oxygen directly from the air.
#15 An adults skin weighs around 3-4 kgs.
#16 50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced by new ones while you were reading this sentence.
#17 We lose about 80% of your body heat from the head.
#18 Human beings are the only living things which sleep on their backs.
#19 99% of the calcium in the human body is contained in your teeth.
#20 Everyone has dimples on their lower back, but they are more pronounced on some than others.
#21 Your right lung can take in more air than your left.
#22 There are about 40,000 bacteria present in the human mouth.
#23 A person uses 17 muscles to smile, but 47 to frown.
#24 Statistically, only 1 person out for two billion can reach the age of 116 years.
#25 An average person breathes around 11,000 litres of air every day.
#26 As you breathe, most of the air is going in and out of one nostril.
#27 The human body contains enough fat to make 7 bars of soap.
#28 Embryos develop fingerprints 3 months after conception.
#29 In cases of extreme starvation, the brain will begin to eat itself.
#30 You cannot breathe and swallow at the same time.
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