We all tend to take our bodies for granted to some extent. But, there are amazing things going on it our bodies at all times that we are not even aware of. Here are 9 uncommon facts about the human body.
1. Survival without a Large Part of Internal Organs
This may come as a shock, but we can actually survive without a large part of our internal organs, specifically the spleen, the stomach, one kidney, one lung, 75% of the liver, 80% of the intestines, and almost every organ from the pelvic and groin area.
2. Babies Have More Bones than Adults
This is one of the most uncommon facts about the human body that we are unaware of. Babies have 300 bones to begin with, but over time, smaller bones merge into each other and as adults we are left with 260 bones.
3. Squirting Power of the Heart
The strong contractions in our heart are powerful enough to squirt blood as far as 30 feet in the air, if it was not confined within our body.
4. Death of Cells
We all know that cells die and new cells are created in our bodies on a regular basis. But, did you know that the number of cells that get replaced every day is in the range of 10-15 trillion and that about 300 million cells die in our bodies every single day?
5. Indestructibility of Hair
Your hair is almost indestructible. It can burn in fire, but it does not get affected by heat, cold, weather change and even corrosive acids. That is why your hair will survive long after your flesh and bones get recycled in the earth.
6. Food Vs. Sleep
Most people give equal importance to both, or more importance to food over sleep. But, one of the most uncommon facts about the human body is that it can survive without food for much longer than it can survive without sleep. So, make sure you get enough sleep.
7. Emotional Tears
We know that we are the only creatures with rational thoughts, but we are not the only emotional creatures. However, the human body is the only one in the world that is capable of producing tears based on psychological reasons.
8. The Human Brain
The human brain is perhaps one of the strangest parts of the human body. Despite having pain receptors, its feels no pain, it needs 20% of the body’s oxygen supply, it is made up of 80% water and is more active at night than the day.
9. Food and Hearing
Did you know that overeating causes your hearing to decrease substantially? So, if your occupation needs you to depend on your ears, make sure you don’t overeat.
I hope that these 9 uncommon facts about the human body have aroused your curiosity about what else goes on in your body that you are not aware of. I assure you it will be fun to find out.
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