Interesting facts about Human Body
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Interesting facts about Human Body

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The human body is an enigma with a plethora of possibilities. There are several amusing and fascinating facts about the human body that we are all ignorant of: 

  • The smallest bone is the ossicles, located in the ear.
  • The growth of your fingernails is faster than that of your toenails.
  • The average adult breathes about 22,000 times each day.
  • Teeth are a component of the skeletal system, however, they aren’t considered bones.
  • The femur, often known as the thigh bone, is the biggest bone in the human body. The stirrup bone, which is found inside your eardrum, is the tiniest bone.
  • Approximately 80% of what we perceive as taste is actually smelled. Flavour is the experience of taste and smell combined.
  • The only creature known to blush is humans.
  • Approximately 8% of your body weight is made up of blood.
  • Your breathing and heart rate can be synchronised with the music you’re listening to.
  • Babies don’t cry until they are at least one month old.
  • Every day, the average human inhales around 11,000 litres of air. The brain consumes about a quarter of the oxygen used by the rest of the body.
  • Your nose and ears would continue to expand throughout your life.
  • The smell sense is 10,000 times more acute than the taste sense.
  • Over numerous generations, your genes tend to favour your father, known as “Gene expression”. So, you’re more likely to be like your father.
  • During pregnancy, your brain shrinks.
  • Your left and right lungs are not identical. The left lung is also quite smaller, giving your heart more room.
  • The heart is the only muscle that never weary.
  • Your heart beats 100,000 times every day, which translates to 2,000 litres of the blood being circulated throughout your body. 
  • Your gastrointestinal system (also known as your gut) is the only organ in your body that has its own neural system.
  • Sweat glands number between 2 and 5 million, and the more active you are, the more you sweat. In fact, earwax is a form of sweat!
  • Your kidneys, being the body’s natural filtering mechanism, have the largest blood flow, not your heart, brain or liver.
  • In a year, you can generate enough saliva to fill two bathtubs.
  • On the surface, healthy lungs seem pink and rubbery. However, the more you smoke, the tarrier and darker they grow.
  • Only 12% of people have black-and-white dreams.
  • A typical adult has 2000-4000 taste buds.
  • The masseter muscle, which is found in your jaw, is the strongest of the 600 muscles in your body. Your weakest muscle is the stapedius, which is located in the centre of your ear.

These are just a handful of the numerous facts that make us marvel at the human body’s incredible capabilities. The finest work of art is the human body.

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