50 Weird Facts You May Have Not Known About The Human Body

The Human body is strange and weird. It is full of fascinating things, and even with everything that the modern-day scientists have accomplished, the human body, for the most part, remains a mystery to us. If you are someone, who’d like to know more about what goes on inside our body, then you are in the right place, as we have made a list of the strangest and weirdest facts that you may have not known about the Human Body.

  • Your Ears never stop growing during your lifetime1
  • The tongue is covered in about 8,000 taste-buds, each containing up to 100 cells helping you taste your food.
  • You produce about 40,000 liters of spit in your lifetime.
  • You are about 1cm taller in the morning when you first get up than when you go to bed. This is because during the day the soft cartilage between your bones gets squashed and compressed.
  • Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
  • A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after its been decapitated
  • Like fingerprints, every person has a unique tongue print
  • Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears
  • Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day. That means it sends 2,000 gallons of blood through the body.
  • The highest blood flow isn’t in your heart, liver, or brain. it’s in your kidneys. That’s because kidneys are the body’s natural filtration system.
  • 1 out of 200 humans is born with an extra rib. Medical professionals call this a cervical rib. It is located above the clavicle and almost never bothers the person.6
  • The risk of having a heart attack increases by 20% for men and 15% for women on Mondays. It’s likely that it’s due to the stress caused by the necessity of getting back to work.
  • A human’s body has enough blood to feed on 1.2 – 1.8 million mosquitos.
  • Goose bumps evolved to make our ancestors’ hair stand up, making them appear more threatening to predators.
  • As you breathe, most of the air is going in and out of one nostril. Every few hours, the workload shifts to the other nostril.
  • The foot is one of the most ticklish parts of the body.2
  • The heart beats more than 3 billion times in the average human lifespan.
  • The entire surface of your skin is replaced every month, which put another way means you have about 1,000 different skins in your life
  • Every minute you shed over 30,000 dead skin cells.
  • The smallest bone in the human body is one of the ossicles which are located in the ear. One quarter of your body’s bones are located in your feet.
  • A single human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones of the world combined.
  • The only part of the body that has no blood supply is the cornea of the eye. It receives oxygen directly from the air.3
  • The total length of all the blood vessels in the human body is about 100,000 km.
  • By the end of a person’s life, they can recall, on average, around 150 trillion pieces of information
  • When you blush, your stomach also turns red.
  • A feeling of thirst occurs when water loss is equal to 1% of your body weight. The loss of more than 5% can cause fainting, and more than 10% causes death from dehydration.
  • Human beings are the only living things which sleep on their backs.5 1
  • Only 1% of the bacteria can result in the human body becoming ill.
  • Teeth are the only part of the human body which cannot heal themselves.
  • Right-handed people chew most of their food on the right side of their mouth, whereas left-handed people do so on the left.
  • If allowed to grow for their whole lifetime, the length of someone’s hair would be about 725 kilometres.
  • During their lifetime, a person will on average accidentally swallow eight small spiders.
  • The total weight of the bacteria in the human body is 2 kg.
  • 99% of the calcium contained in the human body is in one’s teeth.
  • Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than the tips of a person’s fingers.
  • You can lose 150 calories per hour if you hit your head against the wall.
  • A person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day is doing the equivalent of drinking half a cup of tar a year.
  • Men are officially classified as dwarves if their height is below 1.3 m, whereas for women the measure is 1.2 m.
  • 100,000 chemical reactions occur in the human brain every second.
  • If one identical twins lacks a certain tooth, the other twin will not have that tooth either.
  • The human heart is approximately equal in size to that of a person’s fist. An adult’s heart weights 220-260 grams.
  • At birth, there are 14 billion cells in the human brain. This number does not increase throughout a person’s lifetime. After 25 years, the number of cells falls by 100,000 every day. About 70 cells die in the minute it takes you to read a page in a book. After 40 years, the decline of the brain accelerates sharply, and after 50 years, neurons shrink and the brain gets smaller.
  • At birth, a child’s body is made up of around 300 bones. But an adult has just 206.
  • An adult person performs around 23,000 inhalations and exhalations a day.
  • There are about 40,000 bacteria in the human mouth.
  • The human eye can distinguish 10 million different colours.
  • Every year more than 2 million left-handed people die because of mistakes they make when using machines designed for right-handed people.
  • A person uses 17 muscles when they smile, and 43 when they frown.
  • By the age of 60 most people lose half of their taste buds.
  • On average, a person says 4,800 words in 24 hours.

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