70 Amazing Facts About The Human Body

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70 Amazing Facts About The Human Body

Facts About The Human Body

The most complex organisms on this planet are probably human beings. Imagine billions of microscopic parts, each of them with their own identity, working in an organized way to benefit the entire being. The human body consists of a number of biological systems performing special functions required for daily life. We tend to believe that we know everything about our body but in fact, the human body is so complex that sometimes it even confuses most qualified scientists or doctors. We have compiled a list of 70 amazing facts about the human body which are generally not known to a common man.


1. A sneeze can travel up to 99 miles per hour.

2. 50 billion cells die in your body every day.

3. New cells regenerate at 25 million new cells per second.

4. The human body is made up of 0.2 milligrams of gold.

5. Bones are 50 times lighter than steel but just as strong.

6. Bones only account for 14% of our total weight.

7. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.

8. The weakest of your five senses is your sense of smell.

9. The brain receives nerve impulses of speeds up to 240 km/h.

10. Each day humans lose half a liter of water just through breathing.

11. 67 different species of bacteria call the average bellybutton their crib.

12. Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the age of two.

13. The human brain is actually a very soft substance described as like butter.

14. Your brain takes a lot to run as it uses 20% of your body's oxygen and calories.

15. A full human bladder can hold 600 milliliters of liquid.

16. Our body produces enough heat in 30 minutes to boil half a gallon of water.

17. A normal person produces 28400 liters of saliva in a lifetime.

18. The average human beings swallow one liter of saliva a day.

19. There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.

20. The average red blood cell only lives for 120 days.

21. There are 45 miles of nerves in human skin.

22. The average human being is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000(7 octillion) of atoms.

23. Some of the atoms that make up your body are the same atoms that were a part of the Big Bang.

24. Humans are mostly made up of fungi and bacteria accounting for 90% of the cells that make up a human.

25. The word muscle comes from ancient Rome. The Romans thought that the bicep muscle looks like a little mouse for which the Latin word is musculus.

26. The strongest muscle in the human body is the Masseter located in the jaw which helps you bite, it can cause your teeth to exert 200 pounds(90.7 kilograms).

27. The human body is about 18% carbon with which you can make around 9000 lead pencils.

28. The human body contains around 250 grams of salt in it which is why your sweat and tears taste a bit salty.

29. You can make seven bars of soap or 75 candles out of the fat found in the average human body.

30. The DNA helix is only 80 billion of an inch wide but if he built the molecules end to end it would reach from the earth to the Sun and back again 300 times.

31. All human beings share 99% of their DNA with each other and 98% of it with a chimpanzee and up to 50% of it with a cabbage

32. The human body contains 200 pain receptors per square centimeter of the skin and it also contains 15 receptors for pressure, 6 for chilliness, and 1 for warmth.

33. Newborn babies see everything upside down as their little eyes haven't learned to flip the images up the right way yet.

34. When you were born into the world you had over 300 bones in your body but when you brought into an adult you only have 206 bones as they all fuse together.

35. The human brain has enough power to light up a small light bulb as we discharge around 20 watts of electricity that means you could charge an iPhone in 70 hours.

36. If the human brain was a computer it could perform 38,000 trillion operations per second. Blue Gene the most powerful supercomputer in the world could only manage 0.002% of that.

37. Nobody really knows how much data capacity the brain actually has series wildly vary between 1 terabyte 3 terabytes or 2.5 petabytes.

38. Men apparently only use one side of their brain when listening to someone but women used both.

39. Being in love has the same neurological effect as being on amphetamines an increased heart rate loss of appetite and sleep as well as a great feeling of excitement.

40. Loneliness can physically harm you as your body reacts in the same way to isolation as it does to physical pain.

41. Synesthesia is not only a very difficult word to say but it's also a condition in which senses get muddled up so that person can hear smells and see sounds.

42. Sneezing is actually incredibly dangerous in a weird way if you hold in a sneeze you risk damaging your neck or head but sneezing too hard can cause a human to fracture a rib

43. Almost all humans have their own mini personal air conditioning system inside their body already, the nose can warm air up cool it down

44. Not only do we get goosebumps from we're too scared or stressed but our body secretes more earwax as well

45. Similar to fingerprints everybody has a unique tongue print. 3D tongue identity verification is already being established

46. If you add up the population of every country in the world you still don't get the same number of bacterial microbes that live in your mouth it's 20 billion

47. The average man will grow just over 8 meters of beard or mustache hair in their lifetime.

48. A full head of hair can support 12 tons or the weight of two elephants.

49. If a human's blinks were added up into one huge blink they would see darkness for 1.2 years.

50. Winking at someone causes more than 200 muscles to move.

51. If you collected all the eyelashes you shed in a lifetime and put them side by side it will be 30 meters in length.

52. The Glabella is the technical name for the space between your eyebrows.

53. People with blue eyes can typically hold their drink better than those with dark eye color.

54. Humans glow in the dark what's called bio-luminescent but human eyes aren't able to see the light we emit.

55. If the human eye were digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.

56. There are 137 million light-sensitive cells in the eye's retina and the fluid surrounding the eye is changed 15 times a day

57. Humans can survive longer without food than they can without sleep you can survive about three weeks without eating whereas without sleep your body starts to shut down after about 11 days

58. Over a lifetime the average human will eat 60,000 pounds of food.

59. Your stomach has mucus in it and gets a nice new batch every few days and without it, your stomach's digestive juices could actually digest the stomach itself.

60. The gastric acid in the stomach is so powerful that it could dissolve razor blades in 15 hours.

61. Every human sheds up to 35 kilograms of skin in their lifetime which means that dead skin cells fall from our body at a rate of 30 to 40 thousand cells a minute.

62. 2 million liters of air are sucked up into our lungs every day and if stretched out the service area of our lungs can cover half a tennis court.

63. Your heartbeat mimics and changes depending on the music you are listening to mirroring its tempo.

64. The heart creates so much pressure when it pumps it could fire blood nine meters into the air.

65. The human heart has its own electrical impulse which means that as long as it continues to receive the oxygen it could carry on without you.

66. A study in 1988 postulated that on average right-handed people live nine years longer than left-handed people.

67. The length of your forearm from the wrist to the inside of your elbow is the same length as your foot.

68. Human beings have around 10,000 taste-buds all of which get replaced every two weeks.

69. Every person on this planet has an individual smell that nobody else on earth has.

70. There's a protein in the body that helps electrical transmissions of visual signals from the eyes of the brain its name is Pikachu Rim.

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