30 Interesting Facts about Our Bodies
Check out the following fascinating facts about your body!
- On an average, red blood cells live for 120 days.
- Blood travels for 60,000 miles every day.
- At least 36 muscles are exercised when we smile.
- 6 liters of saliva are produced by one human body each day.
- Every day, lungs can inhale more than two million liters.
- The human body is made up of 80% water.
- A red blood cell can travel through your body in less than 20 seconds.
- We have all the minerals including copper, zinc, calcium, manganese, nickel and silicon present in our bodies.
- Eyebrows help in keeping sweat out of the eyes while protecting them from dirt and bacteria.
- There are around nine feet of blood vessels, 9000 nerve endings, 75 pressure sensors, 600 pain sensors and 36 heat sensors present in one square inch of the hand.
- The message to the brain travels at a speed of 124 mph to create the sensation of touch.
- The human eye is so sensitive to light that if Earth was flat, you could easily spot a burning lamp up to 30 miles away.
- The total number of red blood cells in a health body is around 2.5 trillion.
- Having excessive body hair is linked to higher intellectual capacities.
- Your life expectancy will be reduced if you sleep less than 7 hours every night.
- The lining of your stomach also blushes when you blush.
- The human brain has the ability to read more than 1,000 words per minute.
- During infatuation, the human brain releases neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and vasopressin. These hormones cause increase the heart rate, feelings of excitement and cause loss of appetite and sleep.
- A healthy human adult is made up of around 7 octillion atoms.
- Our muscles are much stronger than what they appear to be. An adrenaline rush can push the limitation of our muscle’s strength.
- Our eyes can see more than ten million different colors. They can also take in more information than any artificial device can.
- Two and a half million new red blood cells are produced every second.
- 200 muscles are used when you take one step.
- Your hair and nails are made of keratin, which is also responsible for forming tough body parts in animals. It is also commonly found in fur, claws, feathers, wool, hooves, beaks and turtle shells.
- The brain is so wrinkly that if you decide to spread it, it will be around the size of a pillowcase.
- Your brain is almost completely developed in its physical form by the time you are six years old.
- Sweat doesn’t smell bad. It is the waste products of bacteria present on the skin that cause body odor.
- Just like fingerprints, you also have unique tongue prints.
- The heart can continue to beat even if it is separated from the body. It has a separate electrical impulse.
A Selection of Interesting Facts Quotes
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.” ~ Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery
“It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires.” ~ Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall
“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face long enough, they generally run away.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers
“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ~ E.M. Forster
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