a dozen weird facts about your body
Time for serious (but still weird) stuff! Hehe! Our body is a wonderful machine but sadly, most of us don’t really explore its capabilities fully and the amazing details that come with it. In this post, learn about a dozen weird facts about the human body. Enjoy! =)
–When you were born, you had 300 bones. Now that you are an adult, you only have 206. The rest of the bones have not disappeared – they have merely fused together.
–The female egg cell is the largest cell in the human body. It is about 175,000 times heavier than the smallest cell, the male sperm cell. (FEMALE wins!!!)
–There are 96,000 km of blood vessels in the average adult body.
–The average person has about 100,000 scalp hairs.
–When you look at an object, the image of that object appears upside down on your retina. However, your brain automatically corrects for this, allowing you to perceive the object the right side up.
–Enamel, found on our teeth, is the hardest substance in the human body.
–The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and more pressure-sensitive nerve endings per square inch than any other part of your body.
–Like fingerprints, every person has a unique tongue print.
–The kidneys filter your blood up to 300 times per day.
–During the first six weeks of life, there is no difference between the male and female embryo.
–Human fingers stretch and bend about 25 million times in a normal lifetime.
–The human body contains 30,000 billion red blood cells.