Body Facts, Reasons And Aspects:

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  • Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
  • Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour.
  • An adult human being is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms.
  • A human baby has over 60 more bones than an adult.
  • There are 100,000 miles of blood vessels in an adult human body.
  • An average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two swimming pools.
  • Your body has enough iron in it to make a metal nail 3 inches long.
  • We all have tiny mites living in our eyelashes.
  • The strongest muscle in the human body is the masseter (jaw muscle).
  • Sweat itself is odorless. It's the bacteria on the skin that mingles with it and produces body odor.
  • Having excessive body hair is linked to a higher intellect.
  • Ears and Nose never stop growing.
  • Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a Unique Tongue Print.
  • When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.
  • Human Bones are, ounce for ounce, stronger than steel.
  • People with blue eyes have a higher alcohol tolerance.
  • The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors.
  • We spend about 10% of our waking hours with our eyes closed, blinking.
  • If the human eye was a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.
  • All of the bacteria in our body collectively weighs about 4 pounds.
  • The human body produces about a litre (0.26 gal) of mucus per day.
  • There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
  • Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.
  • Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.
  • Your bones are composed of 31% water.
  • There're more bacteria in your mouth than there are people in the world.
  • Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).
  • If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells in your body would stretch 10 billion miles, from here to Pluto and back.
  • Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
  • Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your dinner begin to eat you.
  • Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces your life expectancy.
  • In a lifetime, your brain's long-term memory can hold as many as 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) separate bits of information.
  • The gastrointestinal tract is a 30-foot (9 m) tube running from your mouth to your anus.
  • Your heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood during your lifetime, enough to fill 200 train tank cars.
  • Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse.
  • Your brain keeps developing until your late 40s.
  • Our lungs and nasal passages have exquisitely tiny hairs called cilia that can "taste" bitter flavors.
  • When you take one step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
  • The chemical elements that make up your body are worth around US$160.
  • Human fingers can feel objects as small as 13 nanometers. If your finger was the size of the Earth, you would feel the difference between houses and cars.
  • The highest recorded body temperature in a human being was a fever of 115.7F (46.5C).
  • The human heart is not on the left-hand side of the body; it's in the middle.
  • Half of your genes describe the complex design of your brain, with the other half describing the organization of the other 98% of your body.
  • Your taste buds are replaced every 10 days.
  • The average age of a human fat cell is 10 years.
  • There is no scientific evidence that shaving or waxing will make your hair come back thicker.
  • If your stomach acid got onto your skin it would burn a hole in it.
  • 1 in 10,000 people has their internal organs reversed or "mirrored" from their normal positions.
  • Without your pinky finger, you would lose about 50% of your hand strength.
  • Your lungs can hold up to 5 minutes worth of oxygen.
  • Scars continue to look the same year after year because, while skin cells are replaced periodically, the underlying collagen is not.
  • The human body emits upwards of 10^6 biological particles per hour, creating a detectible microbial cloud into surrounding indoor air.
  • A nanometre is about as much as your nails grows every second.