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24 Surprising Facts About Your Body

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Nowadays, science and technology have reached a high level of development and even more research is put into them. But, if you think that humans know everything about their bodies, you are wrong. Almost every day, scientists reveal new information about our bodies.

Do you have any idea about the number of atoms the human body is made up of? The answer is incredibly 7 octillion atoms! You read that right, and if you don’t have a clue of how that number might look like, here it is 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Unbelievable.

However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Undoubtedly, the human body is still an enigma to us. It is so unique and special, and it’s still full of undiscovered secrets it hides from us, which we are still to discover.

Scroll down and be surprised by some of the facts about the human body, included in this list, compiled by Providr.

1. The stomach

The human stomach is so powerful that it has the ability to dissolve a razor blade.
However, this shouldn’t encourage testing it, just knowing it and accepting it.
Besides that, It plays an important role in defense for your immune system, since it contains hydrochloric acid that kills the bacteria.

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2. Digestive system

Especially if you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan, you probably already knew that there are organ transplants that still allow us to live should one malfunction. But, did you know that you could live not only with one kidney, but also without a spleen, 80% of our intestines, and any other organ in the groin area?

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3. Epidermis

Did you know that the skin is the largest organ in the human body?  The epidermis is the outer layer of the two layers that make up the skin. It takes it only two to four weeks to regenerate. About every minute you lose 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from it, which equals to about 9 pounds of dead skin cells a year!

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4. Bones

They aren’t most definitely unbreakable but can you imagine yourself without them. You would be maybe like a huge gummy bear, but not so cute. The bones, 206 of them in an adult’s body, support our bodies and keep us moving. Here is an interesting fact, did you know that the bones of the average person can withstand 16 000 people standing on them?

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5. Eye color

The color of the eyes can change as we get older. It can happen from ten to fifteen percent of the Caucasian population. Anyways, if your eye color changes drastically you should see your doctor, since it can be a sign of some diseases.

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6. The lung

You will probably be very surprised by this one. Do you know that the lung actually has the same surface area as a tennis court?

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7. Hair

Some of us are having problems with hair breaking off, right?
However, don’t be deceived. The human hair actually is extremely strong and it is able to hold almost up to twelve tones of weight. Or, about two elephants, if you prefer.

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8. Survival

What do you think is more important to your survival, food or sleep? If you answered food, you are wrong. Incredibly the human can survive for three weeks without food, but after eleven sleepless days, it begins to shut down.

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9. Pinky finger

The hands are one of the most important parts of the human body, especially to sportsman and some musicians.  Did you know that with losing your pinky finger you would lose 50% of the strength in your whole hand?

 

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10. The jaw

If you think that the strongest muscle in the human body is the bicep, you are wrong. It is the masseter – the jaw.

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11. Small intestine

Small by name, but, in fact, quite large. Unbelievably, it is as long as four people’s heights.

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12. Blood

You probably knew that an average human body contains approximately 4.7 to 5.5 liters of blood.

But, did you know that our body has 60 000 miles of blood vessels.

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13. Rare eye colors

People who have albinism, because of lack of pigment in their iris, often have violet or red eyes.

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14. Sweat

Did you know that an average healthy person can produce up to 4 gallons of sweat per day?

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15. Heat

Who would say that your body is able to produce enough heat in 30 minutes to boil half a gallon of water? It maintains a hot temperature in order blood to flow through our body properly.

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16. Saliva

Have you ever wondered how much saliva does the human produce in a lifetime?

As gross as it might sound, the answer is two swimming pools.

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17. Bending fingers and tongue

If you think that you aren’t cool because you can’t cross your fingers in a strange way, or bend your tongue in different ways, don’t. Because it is not only a skill but it’s also up to genetics.

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18. The only part of the body that has zero blood supply is the cornea.

It receives oxygen from the air and not from the body.

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19. Human brain

Sometimes you simply ask yourself how much is enough information for the brain. But, no room for worries. Its storage capacity works out to roughly 2.5 petabytes, which is enough to keep over 4 000 years of mp3 files to continue running.

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20. Sneezing

Did you know that when you sneeze the all the functions of the body stop, including your heart?

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21. Nerve impulses

Do you know that the nerve pulses from your brain are moving at 274km/h?
Almost all of us knew that the brain impulses are fast but not this fast. Incredible.

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22.Blood

If you live the average life expectancy, you will pump 182 million liters of blood throughout your life.

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23. Right vs. left

Did you know that, in some cases, right-handed actually individuals live an average of nine years more than left-handed ones?

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24. Kissing

The kissing creates an awesome natural euphoria, which can get your heart pumping 100 beats per minute. Now you know why your heart feels like jumping out of your chest when you kiss your partner.

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From: providr

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