• 40 Quirky Facts About Your Body

    Human-body

    The human body is an intricate and incredibly complex system that continues to baffle researchers and doctors alike despite thousands of years of research and medical advancements. Here are 40 interesting and random facts about your body.

    1. Your brain is more active and creates more electricity and night.
    2. The higher your IQ, the more you dream.
    3. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body.
    4. The nail on the middle finger grows faster than any other fingernail.
    5. Fingernail grow almost 4 times faster than toenails.
    6. The average lifespan of human hair is 3 – 7 years.
    7. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve zinc. It does not destroy the stomach however as the stomach walls are forever renewing itself.
    8. A woman’s heart beats faster than a mans.
    9. Women blink twice as many times as men do.
    10. Women have a better sense of smell than men.
    11. Men burn fat faster than women. Usually by a rate of around 50 calories per day.
    12. Men get hiccups more often than women.
    13. A man has approximately 6.8 litres of blood in his body while a woman has around 5.
    14. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg while the smallest is the male sperm.
    15. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill 2 Olympic size swimming pools.
    16. New born babies are always born with blue eyes. The melanin in their eyes needs time to be fully deposited or darkened by ultra violet light to reveal the true eye colour.
    17. Men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep. This is caused by a combination of blood circulation and testosterone production.
    18. After overeating your hearing becomes less effective.
    19. If your mouth stopped producing saliva you would lose all sense of taste.
    20. Noise causes your pupils to dilate regardless of how quiet.
    21. In addition to a unique fingerprint, we all have a unique tongue print.
    22. By age 60 most people lost half of their taste buds.
    23. Your eyes remain the same size at birth but your ears and nose never stop growing.
    24. A moderate sunburn also burns your blood vessels.
    25. You are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening.
    26. The strongest muscle in your body is the tongue.
    27. The hardest bone in your body is the jawbone.
    28. Your hands and feet contain around half of the bones contained in your body.
    29. Every inch of your skin has around 32 million bacteria living on it. They are mostly harmless and some are even helpful.
    30. You shed and regenerate your skin every 27 days.
    31. Every minute of every day, three hundred million cells die in your body. Every day your body produces around 300 billion new ones.
    32. The colder you are during sleep, the higher your chances of having a nightmare.
    33. Humans are the only species that create emotional tears.
    34. All babies are colour blind at birth. For a short time they only see in black and white.
    35. The only part of your body that never has any blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It gets it oxygen directly from air.
    36. On average you would be able to survive 20 days without food but only 3 without water.
    37. It is impossible to kill yourself by holding your breath.
    38. Everybody has one strong eye and one weak eye.
    39. Your skeleton keeps renewing itself every 10 years.
    40. The human feet have half a million sweat glands and can produce more than half a litre of sweat per day.