Did you know that it’s possible for a human being to live without a stomach? There are many procedures and transplants that remove certain organs from our …
6 Amazing Facts That Prove Your Body Is Full
of Surprises
6.
Epidermis: The skin is the largest organ,
and protects a person's body from infection,
heat, cold, and injury.
It also stores water, vitamins and fat.
A person's skin is made up of 3 layers: the
epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis.
Our epidermis is the upper or outer layer
of the two main cells that make up the skin.
Did you know that it regenerates every 2-4
weeks?
In a full year, we lose about 0.7 kg of dead
skin.
In fact, most of the dust in your home is
very likely to be dead skin.
This is because our skin loses roughly 30,000
to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute.
This is why dermatologists recommend exfoliating
a few times a week.
5.
Your Stomach: The stomach is the most powerful
organ in the body, so it’s no surprise that
it has the ability to dissolve even the strongest
of materials.
Believe it or not, the acid in our stomachs
is so strong that it has the ability to dissolve
metal!
Our stomachs have a concentration of hydrochloric
acid of 0.5 percent, or 5,000 parts per million.
That’s what makes it strong enough to dissolve
metal.
And did you know that it’s possible for
a human being to live without a stomach?
There are many procedures and transplants
that remove certain organs from our body and
still allow us to live.
So it’s no surprise that you could live
without a stomach, 75% of your liver, one
kidney, a spleen, 80% of our intestines, and
any other organ in the groin area.
Here’s another fun fact – and it’s about
the small intestine.
Don’t let the name fool you, our small intestine
is actually quite large.
In fact, it is as long as four people’s
height.
4.
The Eyes: People who have albinism often have
violet or red eyes.
Because these people lack pigment in their
iris, light can bounce off the back of their
eye and then exit, resulting in very rare
eye colors.
And did you know that as we get older, our
eyes have the ability to change color?
This happens to 10 to 15 percent of the Caucasian
population.
However, if you’re an adult and your eye
color changes dramatically, or if one eye
changes color, you need to see a doctor.
This can be a warning sign of certain diseases.
Another thing you may be surprised to find
out is the fact that the only part of the
body that has zero blood supply is the cornea.
The cornea is the transparent part of a human's
eye.
It covers the pupil, iris, and anterior chamber.
The oxygen it receives comes from the air,
not blood from the body.
3.
Heat: Our bodies need to maintain a hot temperature
in order for the blood to flow through our
body properly.
In fact, our bodies produce enough body heat
in 30 minutes to boil half a gallon of water.
And speaking of heat, you might be surprised
to find out how much the human body sweats!
If you’re a healthy individual then you
should not be disgusted when you sweat, but
be relieved.
The average healthy person can produce 4 gallons
of sweat per day.
2.
Your body is stronger than you think: As humans,
we complain when we’re hungry and we complain
when we are tired.
But if you had to choose to either sleep to
live, or eat to live, which one would you
choose?
Well, we can live for three weeks without
food, but after 11 days of no sleep, our body
will begin to shut down.
Our bodies are a lot stronger than we give
them credit for!
Consider our bones, for example.
Our bones keep us upright, they keep us moving
and provide stability.
If they weren’t strong, life would be a
mess.
Did you know that the bones on the average
person can withstand 16,000 people standing
on them?
Speaking of strength, let’s talk about human
hair.
Our hair is extremely strong.
Pulling it out hurts, and for some people,
it takes almost a lifetime for it to fall
out.
But did you know that the human hair has the
ability to hold the weight of two elephants?
That is almost 12 tons of weight!
Some people even have the ability to cross
their fingers in strange ways or bend their
tongue in different ways.
It’s not only due to skills, but also due
to genetics.
1.
The Human Brain: If you’ve lived for 100
years, you can bet that there is a lot of
information that has been stored up there
in your brain.
The human brain storage capacity works out
to roughly 2.5 petabytes.
That is enough storage to keep over 4,000
years of mp3 files running.
Another interesting fact about the human brain
has to do with nerve impulses.
When you receive nerve impulses from your
brain, they move at a surprisingly fast speed.
Believe it or not, nerve impulses move at
274 kilometers per hour.
That is crazy fast!
You better tell those nerves to slow down
a bit or you’re getting a ticket!
The human body is a remarkable thing.
From being able to pump 182 million liters
of blood during the average life time to being
able to produce enough saliva to fill two
swimming pools during the same life time,
our bodies are always doing things that surprise
us.
Our bodies work in mysterious ways, and there
is a lot that we don’t know about how the
human body works and functions.
And although our bodies are extremely strong,
it is also important to take care of it by
eating a nutrient rich diet and exercising
regularly.
That way, you can ensure that both your body
and your health are being taken care of.
It is also extremely important to go for regular
health exams and tests to ensure that you
are healthy.
This way, a doctor can spot any health issues
or problems before they start.
They can also diagnose illnesses and provide
treatment for issues early on.
Be sure to take the the right steps to ensure
that you live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Even though mankind has been around for centuries,
there is still a lot that we do not know about
the human body.
Scientists are constantly revealing new things
about the body every day and some of them
can be a surprise to us.
Did you know that the human body is made up
of 7 octillion atoms?
Yes that’s right I said 7 octillion!
Did you also know that that the human stomach
is so powerful that it has the ability to
absorb metal?
It’s true, but I don’t recommend you try
eating a metal rod.
Another fun fact is that we have a trillion
nerves that are powering our memories.
One study illustrated that after viewing 2,500
images for only 3 seconds, participants could
recall if they had seen the image or not with
92% accuracy.
The bottom line is that the human body is
so unique that there will always be something
new and exciting that will surprise anyone.
What do you think are some of the most surprising
facts on this list?
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