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Strange Facts About the Human Body

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We will likely never understand everything about our bodies here are a few facts to think about.

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IQ Report Abuse
The higher a persons IQ is the more they dream.
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Einstein's Dreams is a great book!
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Lungs Report Abuse
A humans left lung is smaller than their right lung to make room for the heart.
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@ the "wow your heart is on the left side there buddy. Sounds like someone didn't go to science class. Why do u think your left side goes numb when someone has a heart attach?" umm...do you mean heart attack?
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wow your heart is on the left side there buddy. Sounds like someone didn't go to science class. Why do u think your left side goes numb when someone has a heart attach?
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@the " That's not true. The heart resides in the middle of the chest, not off to one side." yeah....buh the heart is tilted towards the left! :P
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That's not true. The heart resides in the middle of the chest, not off to one side.
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what about bobs?
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Bones Report Abuse
We are born with 300 bones, once we reach adulthood we have 206 bones.
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Biggest cell Vs. Smallest cell Report Abuse
The largest cell in a females body is her egg. Where as the smallest cell in a man is a sperm.
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Cells Report Abuse
While you read this sentence 50,000 of the cells in your body will have died and been replaced with new cells.
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wow.......i feel good. So when are we gonna bury the 50,000 dead cells?
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RIP 50,000 cells :P
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I feel fresher already
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interesting
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wth ..?
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Brain Report Abuse
Approximately 85% of the human brain is made up of water.
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That's because it's mostly fat cells
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Water is the best conductor of electicity... and the brain is basically a computer so it makes sence to me.
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And the other 15% is made up of fecal matter. :3
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The average person touches thier face 19 times per hour. Report Abuse
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Weird huh? I never count :P
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and that's why we have pimples:P
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Saliva Report Abuse
The average human produces a quart of saliva a day or 10,000 gallons in a lifetime.
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that can fill 2 swimming pools >_> imagine swimming in that...
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Cough Report Abuse
When we cough we release an explosive charge of air that can travel up to 60 miles per hour.
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Blood Vessels Report Abuse
Approximately twenty feet of blood vessels make up every square inch of human skin.
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Tongue Print Report Abuse
Every indivudal has an unique tongue print just like we have unique finger prints.
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imagine in the future you'll have to give your tongue print instead of fingerprint. gross.
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Sulfur Report Abuse
The typical human body contains enough sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog.
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So a heavily sulfured fart can kill your dog and its fleas. Good to know, I might use this.
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FAIL!! xD
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Yes, it is true and @guest - No, only a big dose would kill you, because 1 gram of salt contains 0.02 gram sulphur. BUSTED!
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no sulfur kills you
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Synapses Report Abuse
Eight month old babies have about.1,000 trillion brain synapses. Synapses are connections between neurons, the cells that control brain functioning
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Brain Again Report Abuse
Our brain uses one quarter of the oxygen in our body.
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Interesting, I'm assuming this is why deep breathing and meditation is really good for you.
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Heart Report Abuse
By the time you reach seventy years old, your heart will have beat an average two-and-a-half billion times.
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that is stright up cool i love some sexy bodys
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Eyes Report Abuse
Our eyes have three different processing systems. One devoted to color, one that focuses on shape and one that interpets location and movement.
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Stomach Report Abuse
The average adults empty stomach has the volume of 1/5 of a cup. When stuffed with food the volume can reach a little over a gallon.
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Continue to Grow? Report Abuse
Did you know that your ears and nose continue to grow throughout your entire life?
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ha lol he is actually right ears and nose do contine to grow as i am doing a biology degree so i know so ha
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@guest- noooo ur body stops growing in your teen years, smartie
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A human stops growing at a certain age, and then continues to shrink, due to the wearing down of cartiledge between bones.
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Everything grows except your eyes, they stay the same through your whole life.
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LMFAOO!! soo true XD
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yeah along with the rest of your body
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Hair is virtually indestructable. Except for it's property of flammability. Report Abuse
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So are a lot of things made of matter >>
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um because damage is not destruction. the hair just splits in to two pieces but it doesn't get destroyed.
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then why are split ends considered damage??
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it grows bac!
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and being cut.
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Tongue Report Abuse
The human tongue is the only muscle in the human body that is not attached at both ends.
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well that cant be true cause i thought the male penis was a muscle and that is not attached at both ends either.
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Tadpoles can grow in your mouth Report Abuse
The mythbusters proven that tadpoles can not live in your stomache but they can in salt water and saliva
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thankya now I'm gonna go hatch some frogs in my mouth! ;)
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Skin Report Abuse
An average human body sheds around 600,000 particles of skin every hour; that is about 1.5 pounds a year. By age 70, the average human will have lost 105 pounds of skin.
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Hairy Inner Ear Report Abuse
We have approximately 2 million tiny hairs in our inner ear.
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Muscles Report Abuse
We use 200 muscles to move one step forward.
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yes we do
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really. >:|
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yes you do
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lol
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no you dont
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A Person with lots of moles is most likley going to live longer Report Abuse
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fact should read: A person with a lot of moles is more likely to live longer. Oops, no it shouldn't... ITS NOT TRUE
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stop arguing
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first comment - it should read, "No, they're not"
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person doesn't need a capital p. :D
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YES!!!! :D
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That's not even how you spell 'likely"
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looks like there is scientific info (Sunday Times 21/11/10) that moles make you stay younger! Women are gorgeous with small moles!!
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no their not
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the human feet Report Abuse
you feet with be fatter if you walk alot on bare feet
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WITH be fatter???
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better put some shoes on then! :)
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Taste Buds Report Abuse
By the time we reach 60 years of age most humans have lost half of their taste buds.
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thats why elders dont cook very good
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Beard Hair Report Abuse
If the average human man never trimmed his beard it would be almost 30 feet long in his lifetime, seeing that the fastest growing hair on a human's body is males beard's hair.
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Blink Blink Report Abuse
Most people blink around 25 times a minute.
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except when you are watching tv or playing video games.
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Unborn Baby Report Abuse
An unborn baby has developed fingerprints just three month in the pregancy.
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Sneezes Report Abuse
Human sneezes have been measured at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
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If it were possible I would cause a hurricane. Imagine that....
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HECK YEAH GOOGLE IT!!!! :D!! HAHA
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um... I think thats true?
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it says 100 miles per hour right when it leaves the nose not average or anything
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Nope the mythbusters proved you wrong. The longest a sneeze can only travel 75 ft a second and land
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SNEEZE Report Abuse
The average sneeze can travel up to 20 feet
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Hair Loss Report Abuse
We lose on average 40 to 100 strands of hair daily.
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Do a parts of the human liver grow back ? Report Abuse
Not one I can think of
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if you remove 75 percent of the liver not only you will still live but it will slowly regenerate i.e grow back. :D
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Yes, if you remove half of a liver, it will grow back. That's why finding donors is relatively easy.
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yeah they can
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Hardest Part of The Body Report Abuse
The hardest part of the human body is the enamel that covers the teeth.
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A more intellegent person has more zinc and copper in their hair than less intellengent people. Report Abuse
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Well I have more of it I am smart!
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why?
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Bacteria Report Abuse
Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.
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thanks for this fact.
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like you
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Face Report Abuse
Our face is, said to be made up of ten different muscle groups.
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The average human controls ten percent of their brain Report Abuse
just wanted to share this
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And thats because the other 90 percent controls the rest of the body. when we sleep, our brains have access to 92-97 percent of of this equation.
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this is true and if we use 20-25% of it unconsiously that ONLY means using we're not necessarily controlling it.
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"we" actually use 20-25 percent of "your" brain. Even if we do it unconsciously, using means controlling. :D
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we actually use 20-25 percent of your brain. Even if we do it unconsciously, using means controlling.
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I think what they meant was that a human can only consciously use 10% of his brain.
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The brain controlls the human but the human controlls the brain it's odd
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Faill!!! that is a myth!!!
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doesn't the brain control the human?
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myth, go take a class on this in college, its really a myth!
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sneezes Report Abuse
you close your eyes when you sneeze because the force of the sneeze is powerful enough to push your eyes out of their socets
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Imagine. It would be disturbing if THAT happened
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I can sneeze with my eyes open. I don't even have to hold them open...
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Ok, I'm late into the party, but I also can sneeze with my eyes open and I think I still got them up where they belong. Sorry to dissappoint you.
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as it is the bottom one, i am not sure i am going to belive that. :|
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okay i am sick and i've been sneezing like 20 times and each time i have kept my eyes open!! booyyaa
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I'm sure if u hold it in then it could.
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ya, we learned in science today that its just a myth
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you mean "sockets"?
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its funny bc mythbuster's had the hardest time but i sneeze with my eyes open all the time we even video taped it and watched it in slow motion
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nope. mythbusters proved you wrong.
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