We hang out with our own bodies all the time – so we tend to take them for granted. But if you stop and think about everything your body does, you just might consider how great it is (and you are). All the time your body’s doing a million things that you’re not even aware of- like digesting breakfast, growing new skin, and carrying oxygen to cells from head to toe and ear to ear!
Here are some incredible facts about your body.
# Babies are born with blue eyes more than any other color. The melanin in their eyes needs time to be fully deposited or to be darkened by ultraviolet light to reveal the baby’s true eye color.
# Men have erections every hour to an hour and a half during sleep. This is because the combination of blood circulation and testosterone production can cause erections during sleep and are a necessary part of REM sleep.
# Just one drop of blood contains about 10,000 while blood cells and 250,000 platelets
After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
# If your saliva cannot dissolve or mix with food, you will not be able to taste that food (try tasting something after drying off your tongue)
# Sweat doesn’t smell bad. A stinky “body odor” is caused when the skin bacteria feed on sweat. Their waste products are what smell bad!
# Noise causes the pupils of your eyes to dilate. Even very small noises can do this.
# Everyone has a unique smell, unique fingerprint and unique tongue print.
# Eye color Heterochromia is a condition in which people have different color eyes. It’s rare in humans (actor Kiefer Sutherland has heterochromia), but common in dogs.
# By age 60, most people will have lost half their taste buds.
# Your eyes remain the same size after birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
# A simple, moderately severe sunburn burns the blood vessels extensively.
# We are about 1cm taller in the mornings than in the evenings.
# The strongest muscle in the body is the human tongue.
# The hardest bone in the human body is the jawbone.
# The hands and feet contain almost half of the total bones in the human body.
# About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home, but they are mostly harmless and some of them are even helpful.
# Humans shed and regrow outer skin every 27 days.
# Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute. Every day an adult produces 300 billion new cells.
# The colder the room you sleep, the higher the chances are that you would get a nightmare.
# Humans are the only species that produce emotional tears.
# All babies are color blind at birth, they see only black and white.
# The only part of your body that has no blood supply is the cornea in the eye. It gets its oxygen directly from the air.
# A normal human being can survive 20 days without eating but can survive only 2 days without drinking.
# It is impossible to kill yourself by choking yourself with your hands.