Weird Facts About the Human Body

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  • 80% of the brain is water: Instead of being relatively solid, your brain 80% water. This means that it is important that you remain properly hydrated for the sake of your mind.
  • Information in your brain travels at different speeds: The neurons in your brain are built differently, and information travels along them at different speeds. This is why sometimes you can recall information instantly, and sometimes it takes a little longer.
  • Your smell is unique: Your body odor is unique to you — unless you have an identical twin. Even babies recognize the individual scents of their mothers.
    Adrenaline gives you super strength: Yes, with the proper response in certain situations, you really can lift a car.
  • Women smell better than men: Women are better than men at identifying smells.
    Your nose remembers 50,000 scents: It is possible for your nose to identify and remember more than 50,000 smells.
  • Your hearing decreases when you overeat: When you eat too much food, it actually reduces your ability to hear. So consider eating healthy — and only until you are full.
  • Your teeth are growing before birth: Even though it takes months after you are born to see teeth, they start growing about six months before you are born.
  • Babies are stronger than oxen: On a pound for pound basis, that is. For their size, babies are quite powerful and strong.
  • Babies always have blue eyes when they are born: Melanin and exposure to ultraviolet light are needed to bring out the true color of babies’ eyes. Until then they all have blue eyes.
  • Your feet can produce a pint of sweat a day: There are 500,000 (250,000 for each) sweat glands in your feet, and that can mean a great deal of stinky sweat.
  • A full bladder is about the size of a soft ball: When your bladder is full, holding up to 800 cc of fluid, it is large enough to be noticeable.
  • You probably pass gas 14 times a day: On average, you will expel flatulence several times as part of digestion.
  • A sneeze can exceed 100 mph: When a sneeze leaves your body, it does so at high speeds — so you should avoid suppressing it and causing damage to your body.
    Coughs leave at 60 mph: A cough is much less dangerous, leaving the body at 60 mph. That’s still highway speed, though.
  • You are taller in the morning: Throughout the day, the cartilage between your bones is compressed, making you about 1 cm shorter by day’s end.
  • Male Uterus: Yeah, men have one too — sort of. The remains of this undeveloped female reproductive organ hangs on one side of the male prostate gland.

 

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