Here are some facts about the human body that many of us don’t know.
Hair and nails:
1- The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.
2- The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs, an average person loses about 50-70 head hairs per day.
3- While the eyelash lives about 150 days before it falls out and is replaced. while eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it falls.
4- Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
5- Human hair and fingernails continue to grow after death.
6- Nails grow faster in summer than in winter.
A fingernail grows an eighth of an inch in each month.
7- Your thigh bone (femur) is stronger than concrete, it is the strongest bone in your body, and it’s hollow!
8- There are 54 bones in your hands (27 in each) including the wrists.
The human face is made up of 14 bones.
9- The only bone fully grown at birth is located in the ear.
10- The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes bone which is located in the ear.
11- Your brain is 80% water.
12- Your brain is more active and thinks more at night than during the day.
Eyes & Nose:
13- The average person blinks 12 times per minute – about 10,000 blinks in an average day.
14- People generally read 25% slower from a computer screen compared to paper.
15- Men are able to read fine print better than women can.
16- Only 1/6th of your eyeball is exposed to the outside world.
17- Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
18- The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from the eyes drain into the nose.
19- The nose can recognize up to 1,000 different components of smells.
Tongue and Esophagus:
20- Your tongue has 3,000 taste buds.
21- 85% of the population can curl their tongue into a tube.
22- It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.
Heart & Blood:
23- A woman has approximately 4.5 liters of blood in her body, while men have 5.6 liters.
24- If all the blood vessels are stretched side by side In a child, there are 60,000 miles of blood vessels. while in an adult it reaches up to 100,000 miles, you also should put in mind that the blood circulates through the body 1,000 times a day.
25- In one day your heart beats 100,000 times.
26- On average, a person has two million sweat glands.
27- The human body has six pounds of skin which is, on average, 1/20 of an inch thick. A new layer of skin replaces the old layer approximately every 27 days.
28- From the age of thirty, humans gradually begin to shrink in size.
29- During pregnancy, the average woman’s uterus expands up to five hundred times its normal size.
30- It is not possible to tickle yourself because the brain is warned through the cerebellum, a part of the brain, so the brain ignores the resulting sensation.