The human body is a strange and wonderful compilation of systems and nerves, it is a wonder how we are able to walk through this world, speak, dance, sing and feel everything around us. Many of our bodily capabilities are so normal we hardly think about them, but there are some truly crazy things about our body and how we work that will totally blow your mind once you think about it. Here are some of the most amazing facts about the human body that will leave you contemplating your own existence.
Not only is your skin the largest organ on your body. But it is also one of the most durable and fascinating. The next time you are slathering up with some lotion,and you notice a little dust in your room, remember that your skin will shed up for 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime.
Our stomachs break down the food we eat by using acid to turn it into waste. Now stomach acid is very harsh and in reality it should be able to eat through the walls of our stomach. The only reason it doesn't do that is because our cells in our stomach lining regenerate faster than they are broken down.
The Next time you are spooning your favorite ice cream into your mouth while binge watching a new Netflix documentary, remember this: The only time we actually taste food is when it dissolves on our tongue. Try drying off your tongue before you eat a piece of candy.
When you are in a relationship with someone and you borrow their jacket, do you ever notice how you can smell them as if they are right next to you, but you can't really describe exactly what it is? This is because everyone has their own unique scent, except identical twins.
Are you the type of person who has the most vivid and intense dreams? You may want to get your IQ tested because studies show that frequent and vivid dreams can be associated with people who have a genius level IQ. You could be the next Einstein.
When you wake up in the morning, you are actually 1cm taller than when you go to bed at night. Why do you shrink during the day? Gravity! throughout the day your cartilage between your bones compresses causing you tow shrink slightly by the time you go to bed.
You may be obsessed with putting deodorant on your arm pits because you feel like you are going to drip buckets and stink up the room. But you really should be focusing your sweat worry on your feet. Your feet have over half a million sweat glands and produce over a gallon of sweat a day.
The next time you take in a deep breath, think about filling up ever one of your 300 million capillaries that fit in your lungs. If you were to stretch each capillary from end to end it would be so long that it would reach from one end of the United States to the other.
Why is it that there is a concept that women should "bat their lashes" at men in order to flirt with them and get their attention? Well, it is a fact that women blink twice as much as men do. So next time that a lady wants to attract a guy, know that batting those lashes will keep him interested.
We need saliva in our mouths in order to keep our mouths clean and be able to dissolve food and drinks in our mouth. But do you ever think about how much saliva you actually produce? Next time you spit, remember that an adult will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools in their lifetime
When you eat a big meal, your hearing actually decreases in sharpness. Are you not sure you are hearing this correctly? And if that isn't enough, by the time you are sixty years old you have already lost half of the taste buds on your tongue. Pass the salt please!
When babies are born, they cry and yell like little balls of fury. When they open their eyes for the first time, you can tell that they are not necessarily seeing everything the way that we do. Thats because babies only see in black and white for the first few months of their life.
It is a well known fact that our body needs a constant supply of blood flow in order to keep all parts of our body in good health. The only part of the body that does not need a supply of oxygen from the blood is our cornea, it gets oxygen straight from the air.
Our bodies need air, and water to sustain on this earth. We take care of ourselves by eating right, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sun and exercise. But did you know that not only is your body 70% water but your brain is made up of 80% of water?
Have you ever felt like you hair has changed a lot since you were a kid? Maybe it's darker or less curly. Well the reason for that is the average lifespan for a head of hair is 3 - 7 years. After that your body is creating a whole new set that could be completely different from before.