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June 29, 2012

Cool Amazing Facts About Human Body

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Written by: arunenigma

  • Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support 9 tonnes – that is four times as much as concrete can support.
  • The Strong Contraction of Your Heart Creates Enough Pressure To Squirt Blood As Far As 30 Feet.
  • You Can Still Have An Erection After Death.
  • Heart Attacks Are More Likely To Happen On Monday.
  • Three Hundred Million Cells Die In Your Body Every Minute.
  • 80% of the brain is water.
  • The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour
  • The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.
  • Women’s hair is about half the diameter of men’s hair.
  • Blondes have more hair.
  • The largest internal organ is the small intestine.
  • The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades.
  • Humans spend a third of their lives sleeping.
  • A pack-a-day smoker will loose approx. 2 teeth every 10 years.
  • People do not get sick from cold weather; it’s from being indoors a lot more.
  • When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop–even you heart!
  • A human’s mucus membrane, used to smell, is the size of a postage stamp.
  • Your skin is the heaviest organ.
  • Those stars and colors you see when you close and rub your eyes are called phosphenes.
  • The human brain stops growing at the ages of 18.
  • Sneezes can travel over 100 mph.
  • 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
  • Only 7% of the population are lefties.
  • Our eyes never grow, our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until they are 2-6 years old.
  • Only one person in 2 billion will live to be 116 or older.
  • A human has 60,000 miles of blood vessels in their body.
  • The average person will drink 8,000 gallons of water during their lifetime.
  • There are 450 hairs in an average eyebrow.
  • Smart people have more zinc in their hair.
  • The lining of your digestive system is shed every 3 days.
  • The sound of knuckles cracking is generated by imploding synobial fluid.
  • The human tooth has about 55 miles of canals in it.
  • Your skin weighs twice as much as your brain.
  • The average Human bladder can hold 13 ounces of liquid.
  • If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there’s no air pressure.
  • The storage capacity of the human brain exceeds 4 terabytes.
  • You loose enough dead skin cells in your lifetime to fill eight five pound flour bags.
  • Your thumb is the same length as your nose.
  • Your foot is the same length as the distance between your wrist and elbow.
  • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.

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One Comment

  1. Wow..
    Really wonderful facts..
    Thanks a lot for sharing them.
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