46 Mind-blowing Facts You Don’t know About Your Body

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One thing that’s super true about the Human body is__ it’s super amazing!.

The human body is a complex structure of interconnected systems and vital organs that work day in and day. They fulfill the functions necessary for everyday living. it’s home to every memory you’ve ever made.

It gets you where you’re going every day, and it’s the only permanent home you’ll ever really know.

However, even though we spend all day with ourselves, there are plenty of things you don’t know about your body.

Wondering just what’s so amazing about your physical being? check these out.

46. Science-Backed Health Facts That Will Blow Your Mind;

1. In your mouth alone, there is more bacteria than there are people in the entire world.

2. Every 10 years, the human skeleton repairs and renews itself. Essentially, you have different bones now than you did 10 years ago!

3. Wondering about the largest muscle in the human body? The gluteus maximus wins the prize for that one.

4. While it’s not the largest muscle, the award for the strongest muscle goes to the massete.  more commonly known as the jaw muscle.

5. By the time you’re a fully-grown adult, approximately a quarter of all your bones are in your feet.

6. The amount of bacteria in your entire body is ten times more than the amount of human cells.

7. Your fingerprints aren’t the only part of your body which are completely unique to you. Your tongue also has a unique pattern and print to it.

8. Humans are constantly shedding particles of skin throughout the day. You’ll mainly notice this when you get out of the bath or shower. By the time you’re 70 years old, you will have shed around 100 pounds of skin.

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9. Everybody produces large quantities of saliva, and during the average lifetime, a human will have produced around 25,000 quarts of saliva, which is enough to fill two swimming pools!

10. Your brain shrinks during pregnancy.
This fact gives an entirely new meaning to the term “pregnancy brain. Research revealed pregnant women experience reductions in cortical thickness and surface area in sections of the brain called grey matter.

11.You’re taller in the morning than you are at night.This is due to the pressure put on joints throughout the day. As you go about your activities, this pressure causes the cartilage in your spine to compress—just fractions of an inch, but enough to push everything down.

12. Every 3-4 seconds, around 50,000 cells in your body will die and be replaced by new ones.

13.Fingerprints are unique to each person, making them an amazing phenomenon. Adding to this is the fact that they’re developed within just three months of conception, meaning you were totally unique from the start.

14. During the average lifetime, your heart will pump a grand total of 182 million liters of blood.
15. Can you hear your eyeballs moving around in your head? If you can, you’re one of a few people who actually have the ability to do this, and it’s perfectly normal.

16. If the human brain was spread out as a flat object, it would be roughly the size of a pillowcase.

17. Have you ever thought about the space between your eyebrows? There’s a name for this area, and it’s called the “glabella.”
18. Walking uses a total of 200 muscles with every step you take.

19. No matter how ticklish you are, it’s impossible to tickle yourself since you’re expecting it and your brain processes it differently.

20. No other creatures besides humans produce tears of emotion. You may see other animals with tears, but these are not through emotion.

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21. A baby has 99 bones more than an adult. As they grow up, the bones join together which is why a person ends up with fewer bones.

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22. The largest blood vessel is the aorta. This is just over an inch in diameter.

23. Your body has lots of iron in it – there’s enough to grow your nails to a maximum of three inches long!

24. Tiny mites (so small that you can’t see them) are living on your eyelashes and on other body hair.

25. When your armpits start to smell, it’s not the sweat that causes the nasty odor. It’s actually the bacteria which lives in sweaty areas.
26. Contrary to popular belief, the heart is in the middle of your chest, between the right and left lungs. However, it tilts slightly to the left, creating the illusion it is in the left side.

27. Your brain is developed and created using 50% of your genes. The other 50% of your genes are used for the rest of your body.

28.On average, fat cells will exist in your body for 10 years before they are replaced.

29. Every 10 days, your taste buds get replaced. This doesn’t change the way you taste things, although your sense of taste does change over time.

30. Although many people think shaving causes the hair to grow back quicker, there is no scientific evidence for this.

31. Your little finger is the smallest one on your hand, but it is actually responsible for 50% of your hand strength. Without it, you would notice more difference than losing any of your other fingers.

32. Out of every 200 people, one person will have an extra rib.

33. Want to know how to tell if somebody is lying? People blink a lot less while telling a lie, and then speed up afterwards.

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34. Phonagnosia is a condition whereby people cannot recognize different voices, no matter how familiar they are with the person. Around 3% of people are born with this.

35. Cracking your knuckles doesn’t necessarily cause arthritis. If you develop arthritis, it’s most likely because of something else.

36. If you want to burn maximum calories, go for a run when you first wake up and before you eat anything. Exercising on an empty stomach will burn around 20% more calories.

37. Humans have less genes than a tomato, and worms have just as many genes as humans.

38. You can recognize a sound in as little as 0.05 seconds, which is less time than it takes to blink.

39.If you’re a woman and you’re suffering from back pain, wearing a bra won’t reduce this.

40. Due to the cellulose found in grass, humans are unable to digest it properly. Grass would also wear down your teeth rather quickly.

41. Your big toe is the most useful one when it comes to moving around – it bears around 40% of your overall body weight.

42. The human heart beats around 100,000 times every single day.

43. Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen all over the human body. This is why people with a low blood count often feel tired and fatigued.

44. There are people of different colors in the world because of the level of melanin in the body. This is something which is passed on through genes.

45. Babies blink once or twice per minute, compared to adults who blink around 10-12 times per minute.

46. On average, the body takes around 12 hours to totally digest food that you’ve just eaten.

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