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21 Interesting Facts About The Human Body

21 Interesting Facts About The Human Body
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The Science today has come up with the most complex machines ever but the human body still remains a baffling mystery to most scientists. This write-up discusses some lesser known facts about the human body that could leave you astonished, curious and wanting for more.
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• Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink! Water is the most important constituent that makes up your body .The human body is 75% water and the human brain comprises of 80% water.
• Humans have more facial muscles compared to any other animals in this world. No wonder how we can do all those facial expressions and why we are such drama queens!
• Smile more and frown less! While it takes 17 muscles to smile, 43 muscles are needed to frown.
• You lost 94 bones growing up! Babies are born with 300 bones in the body and it comes down to 206 as a few of them fuse together during their growth.
• Your babies’ eyes aren’t showing its true color yet! Babies are born with blue colored eyes and start to get their real eye color once they are exposed to UV rays and melanin.
• Well, this one should be the crowd favorite. Did you know sleeping burns more calories in your body than when you watch TV? Next time you decide to watch TV, choose a boring channel and try to sleep off fast.
• If the bacteria in your mouth took a population Census, they would beat the combined population of USA and Canada.
• How much carbon does your body have? About enough to manufacture 9000 lead pencils.
• The average human head weighs about 4.5 Kilograms of which the brain weighs about 1.37 Kilograms.
• Not to discourage lefties, but it’s a fact that right-handed people have an extra average life span of 9 years compared to left handers.
• If a two year old baby has a crawling odometer, it would show about 150 kilometers.
• So the murderer didn’t leave a fingerprint, huh? Maybe he has left a toungueprint. Toungueprints are unique to a person just like fingerprints.
• Blink of an eye is a widely used idiom for speed. But how fast it is? An average blink of an eye takes about .3 seconds.
• I have always wondered why word punches hurt the most and now I know why. Tongue is the strongest muscle in our body!
• How funny is an average life! A person is said to laugh at an average of 15 times per day.
• No tears do not mean that your baby is faking it! For the first six weeks, babies cry without shedding tears.
• Did you think ear is just for hearing? Your inner ear is a multi-purpose organ that controls balance of the body too.
• How identical are a pair of identical twins? They do have the same DNA but their fingerprints are different.
• The saliva produced by an average person’s lifetime could fill up 2 standard sized swimming pools.
• Sweat is odorless. No, I am not kidding! It’s the bacteria on the skins that plays villain fusing up with odorless sweat!
• The human eyes could beat any DSLR. If measured, it shows images at a whooping 576 Megapixels!

Some unexplained and some still unsolved, the mysteries of the human body still remains!

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