Monday, April 19, 2010

30 Weird Facts About the Human Body

Are you intrigued by the human body and its workings? Here are 30 weird facts about the human body that will amaze you.

Did you know that human beings produce enough saliva in a life time to fill 2 swimming pools. Learn more strange facts, about the weird, the wonderful, the amazing human body.

sneezing heart diagram

  1. Human sneezes have been measured at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

  2. The human heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through the blood vessels every day.

  3. The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime.

  4. The left lung is smaller than the right lung.

  5. Most humans pass gas about 14 times per day.

  6. Humans blink around 25 times a minute.

  7. Humans have a unique tongue print as well as unique finger prints.

  8. The human tongue is the only muscle in the human body that is not attached at both ends.

  9. The body loses 40 to 100 strands of hair a day on average.

  10. Your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life.

    human ear human feet

  11. The bones in the feet make up a quarter of all the bones in the human body. 26 bones in each foot. 206 bones in the human body.

  12. We have approximately 2 million tiny hairs in our inner ear.

  13. Hearing decreases as a result of overeating.

  14. Babies have more bones than adults. 300 bones at birth which reduces to 206 bones at adulthood.

  15. Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

  16. Approximately twenty feet of blood vessels make up every square inch of human skin.

  17. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour which equates to about 1.5 pounds each year.

  18. Humans get a new stomach lining every three to four days.

  19. The human nose is capable of remembering 50,000 different scents.

  20. Human beings use 200 muscles to take a single step.

    human brain smelly feet

  21. A pair of feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

  22. Approximately 85% of the human brain is made up of water.

  23. The human brain is more active during sleep that waking.

  24. The human brain uses 10 watts of power.

  25. The brain makes up 2% of the body weight but requires 20% of the oxygen and calories.

  26. It takes more muscles to frown than to smile.

  27. Each person has a smell that is unique to them alone.

  28. Most men have an erection every 30 minutes to an hour during sleep.

  29. Humans are about 1cm taller in the morning. The cartilage between the bones gets compressed during the day.

  30. It is impossible for a person to tickle themself.

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