So you think you know everything about your body? The human body is so magnificent that having enough knowledge about it is still not enough! Now we might know that we are made up of 100 trillion cells, 22 internal organs, 600 muscles and 206 bones, but there are some other interesting facts that might amaze you. So here they are:
1. Your real age:
Human life stared with the production of the egg that is 0.2mm in diameter, which is equal to a size of a full stop. The most surprising thing is that the egg from which you developed was produced inside your mother when she was herself an embryo. So consider your existence even before your mother’s birth. For example, if your mother conceived you at the age of 25 and your current age is 20 years than you are existing since 45 years.
2. Tongue Prints:
It’s not just your fingerprints that make you unique from other human but your tongue has prints too and every individual has a different tongue print.
3. Skin Shedding:
The skin is the largest organ of our body, an adult man has skin stretched up to 20sq ft. Humans shed about 1.5 pounds of skin particles every year that makes 600,000 skin particles every hour. So by the age of 70 years an average person will shed up to 105 lb of skin.
4. Babies have more bones than an Adult:
It is astonishing but true that a small baby has more bones than an adult. When we start our lives as a baby we have 350 bones, these bones then fuse together when we grow up and in the end we are left with 206 bones.Human bones are very strong. A solid piece of bone relative to a size of a matchbox can support weight up to 9 tons, that’s 4 times more weight a block of concrete with the similar size can support.
5. Renewed Stomach Lining:
An interesting fact is that your stomach’s digestive juices are so strong that it can even dissolve zinc. Fortunate for us, the stomach lining is renewed after every 3 to 4 days because if it wouldn’t the strong acids can digest our stomach as well. When you blush the stomach lining also reddens.
6. 25000 quarts of Saliva Production:
On average a person produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That’s enough to fill 2 swimming pools.
7. Blood travels 60,000 miles:
Our blood travels a long road. It is said that take 60 seconds for the blood cells to complete their path. 2,000 gallons of bloods travels a distance of 60,000 miles in the blood vessels. Also with the gain of every single pound of fat, the traveling distance increases up to 7 miles.
8. Our nose can identify 50,000 scents:
We might not have as sharp sense of smell as a dog but still our nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
9. Eye movements:
The focus muscles of our eyes move 100,000 times in a day, if you compare it to walking it will make 50 miles. We blink 10,000,000 times in a year.