There’s so much that’s going on inside our bodies and so much that’s always changing. We bring you only the tip of the iceberg with 25 facts about the human body.
25. If you straighten out all the DNA in your body, it can stretch to Pluto and back. Roughly 10 billion miles.
24. Sweat is actually odorless. The smell is produced when it mixes with the bacteria on your skin.
23. The human nose and ears are always growing!
22. There’s a lot of bacteria in your mouth. More than there are people in this world.
21. Up to 200 muscles can be used for a human body to take a step.
20. The highest recorded fever is 115 degrees Fahrenheit and the record holder of this scary feat is Willie Jones, a man from Atlanta who suffered a heatstroke in 1980. He stayed in the hospital for 24 days but the good news is that he survived and earned himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records!
19. Contrary to popular belief, the human heart is not located on the left side of the body. It is in the middle of the body actually but slightly tilted to the left.
18. The stomach in the human body is incredibly lethal. How lethal you ask? Enough to burn a hole in your skin if it ever falls on your skin!
17. Your pinky finger is a dynamite that comes in small package. It contributes to half our hand’s strength.
16. The human brain takes roughly 0.2 seconds to understand and recognize that something is touching the body’s hand or feet.
15. The scientific name for the growling of the stomach is ‘Borborygmus’.
14. The human body’s lungs have a massive surface area – about the size of one side of a tennis court.
13. Newborn babies commonly have over 300 bones. Adults have 206.
12. The human eye is around 576 megapixels.
11. Sleeping burns more calories than watching the television in human bodies. On a rough average, 77 calories per hour are burnt while snoozing as compared to only 56 calories per hour while watching television.
10. Genetics can play a big role in the common problem of in-grown toe nails.
9. Your height in the morning is often not the same by night. Humans get around 1 cm shorter by night because the cartilage between the bones is pressed throughout the day. As you sleep, you get taller again, of course, only to get shorter again by night.
8. Men blink much lesser than women. Roughly half the amount.
7. However, men are said to get hiccups twice as much as women.
6. At birth, babies only see in shades of black, white and grey because the infant body’s retina and vision brain cells aren’t fully developed. It is said that red is the first color babies see.
5. Your cornea gets its oxygen directly from the air. It’s the only part of the human body without any blood supply.
4. The development of teeth begin in the womb itself, before the baby is even born.
3. There is a rare blood group among humans known as “Bombay Blood Group” aka HH group.
2. A regular human eye can distinguish up to 10 million different colors.
1. An average human heart beats around 42,048,000 times per year.