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25 Crazy Facts About the Human Body

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The human body is fascinating. It keeps us going and keeps us alive. Yet, the body can be weird or even crazy.

Here are crazy facts about the human body:

Fact #1: Your eyes blink about 20 times a minute. That means you blink over ten million times within a year.

Fact #2. Your ears never stop growing, ever.

Fact #3. Earwax is a type of sweat.

Fact #4. The tongue is covered in approximately 8,000 tastebuds. Each tastebud contains up to 100 cells which help you taste your food.

Fact #5. You produce about 40,000 liters of saliva in your lifetime. That is approximately 500 bathtubs full.

Fact #6. The average nose produces a cupful of nasal mucus per day.

Fact #7. You are about 1cm taller in the morning when you first wake up compared to when you go to sleep. This is because during the day the soft cartilage in between all your bones gets compressed.

Fact #8. If you walked for 12 hours in a day, it would take the average person 690 days to walk around the world, if it were possible to do so.

Fact #9. The only muscle that never gets tired is the heart. It works the hardest and consistently.

Fact #10. The entire surface of your skin is a sled and replaced every month. That means you will have about 1,000 different skins in your lifetime.

Fact #11. We share 40-50% of identical DNA with cabbage.

Fact #12. Each minute you shed over 30,000 dead skin cells, that get replaced with new ones.

Fact #13. At the age of 70, your heart will have beat approximately 2.5 billion times.

Fact #14. Within your lifetime, most people spend an average of one year just sitting on the toilet.

Fact #15. the average heart beats about 100,000 times a day. That means it sends approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through the body each day.

Fact #16. The highest blood flow isn’t in your heart, liver, or brain. It’s in your kidneys. This is because kidneys are the body’s natural filtration system

Fact #17. Healthy lungs look pink and rubbery on the outside. The more you smoke cigarettes, the carrier, and the blacker the lungs become. This can have a serious impact on your health. It can even cause blebs causing spontaneous pneumothorax, therefore, rupturing in your lungs.

Fact #18. 12% of people dream in black and white.

Fact #19. People have small blood vessels but, if they were laid out, they would measure more than 60,000 miles.

Fact #20. Your strongest muscle is in your jaw. It is called the masseter muscle. The stapedius muscle, the muscle located in the middle of your ear, is your weakest muscle.

Fact #21. In time, your brain will have a harder time with long-term memory because the brain is unable to filter and remove old memories, therefore, prevent it from absorbing new ideas.

Fact #22. Your skin is vital in protecting the body against bacteria. The skin itself has 1000 different species of bacteria on it at any given time. Therefore, the outer layer of your skin constantly sheds and replaces itself.

Fact #23. The smallest bone is one of the ossicles which are in the ear.

Fact #24. You are more like your dad. Research has shown that in the scales between the female egg and male sperm that your genes tend to favor your dad, especially over multiple generations. This is known as “gene expression”.

Fact #25. You have between 2 and 5 MILLION sweat glands. You sweat more when you are active because the body recognizes that you need to cool off.

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