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These 40 Facts About Human Body Prove That It Is Insanely Miraculous

The human body is a treasure of amazing things and there are countless interesting facts about our body which we might have never thought or wondered of. Okay, do you know that babies have 60 more bones than adults? You probably don't. As you'll dig deeper, your quest will invite you to chase more. I assure you this is going be damn enthralling!So, let us try to expand our knowledge of the human body by learning these facts.

1. Women's hearts beat faster than men's

Our gender decides our heart beat rate. This is something really surprising. But here too, you go gals!

2. Ovaries contain over 500,000 eggs, but only about 400 can get fertilized and create life.

All eggs don't fertilize to produce the embryo. Human reproduction process is not very efficient. It creates a lot of waste and these unfertilized eggs are an example of it.

3. Sweat is odorless.

We all have cursed our sweat million times for producing the awful odor. But the sweat was innocent always. It's the bacteria on the skin which get mixed with the sweat and create that stinky smell.

4. Without your saliva you cannot taste. 

If human saliva cannot dissolve something, they cannot taste it. In order for foods, or anything else, to have a taste, chemicals from the substance must be dissolved by saliva. Even if you dry your tongue, the only thing that will happen is that you will lose your sense of taste. 

5. A sneeze generates a wind of speed 166 km/hr (100 mi/hr), and cough moves out at 100 km/hr (60 mi/hr).

Ever thought that your sneeze and cough has some business to do with Distance/Time? Of course not. Your cough and sneeze generate a wind at a speed of 100 and 160 km/hr and it's breathtaking. This is more than the speed of a metro train. Unbelievable!

6. Your nose can smell atleast a trillion scents.

Amazing, isn't it? For sure, our little dinky nose is not as sensitive as those of animals but still it can sense 50,000 different aromas. 

7. Pool of saliva 

 An average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill 2 swimming pools.

8. A human body is made up of 700,000,000,000,000,000 billion atoms.

Atom is the smallest particle of an element that can exist. Just like bricks, our body is made up of all these ''7X10 rest to 17'' atoms. It's incredible!

9. Facial hair grow faster than any other hair on the body.

Great fact for men but quite depressing for women. 

10. Your Body has enough iron with which a metal nail can be made.

We all have heard from our elders that our body needs iron for it's growth. But it's astonishing to know that this iron gets accumulated in such a huge amount that it can produce a 3 inches long nail!  

11. The strongest muscle in the human body is Masseter Jaw.

The strongest muscle based on its weight is our masseter muscle. This muscle is found only in mammals and is stronger in herbivores. With all muscles of the jaw working together it can close the teeth with a force as great as 55 pounds (25 kilograms) on the incisors.

12. It can take your finger and toenails half a year to grow to an entirely new nail.

Our nails have bothered us a lot. Till now we used to think that our nails grow instantly. But this fact is shocking. Half year time is quite long for nails to grow.

13. People who have excessive body hair are linked to higher intellect.

A combination of hair and intellect sounds odd. Well, now you can feel proud of your excess body hair as they are the marker of your high intellect. 

14. Ears and nose keep growing as you age.

This sounds odd. We all know our body keeps growing with our age. But I think none of us have ever thought the same for our pinky-ponky nose and mazy ears.  

15. Everyone has a unique tongue print.

'Fingerprint' is the word we all are familiar with. But 'tongue print' as our identity is a new concept which worth our engagement.

16. When we are awake, the human brain produces as much energy as to power a small bulb.

We are powerhouse of energy.

17. People with blue eyes have more tolerance to alcohol.

Blue eyes are captivating!

18. If human eye was a camera, it would be 576 megapixels.

This is damn fascinating! Our eyes are the best camera we can ever have.

19. Your brain uses 20% of the total oxygen and blood in your body.

Brain needs sufficient oxygen to work well. In absence of proper supply, we can suffer through many health diseases and downfalls. So make sure you are inhaling proper amount of oxygen. 

20. Your bones are composed of 31% Water.

21. Your heartbeat mimics the music you listen to. 

Heart does mimicry. This is amusing but true. Since your heartbeat mimics the music you listen, it is suggested not to listen on very high volume. This can increase your heartbeat. 

22. Within three days of death, the enzymes that once digested your food, start eating you.

This is something you have never thought of! Your enzymes start decaying your own body after your death.

23. Everyday your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).

Heart's function is to filter our blood. But after knowing this fact it seems like it's a multi-tasker.

24. Sleeping less than 7 hours a day reduces your life expectancy.

Sleep is a must. Don't avoid to take a proper sleep of 8 hours. This not only shortens your life expectancy but can cause severe mental and physical illness.

25. The muscles that control your eyes contract 100,000 times a day.

Your eyes are controlled by three muscles. These muscles work brilliantly to give you a perfect vision.

26. 90% of the information we gather is from our eyesight.

Humans are extremely visual beings and this fact proves it.

27. The higher your IQ the more supposedly you dream.

Dreams are the way to discover. 

The odors that we perceive all our lives are stored in olfactory memory.

Not only facts and literal material get stored in your memory, but odors also share some part of your memory.

29. You have 500,000 sweat glands on your body.

Yes! you read it correctly. Our body has 5 million sweat glands which release a pint of sweat everyday.

30. It's impossible to tickle yourself.

It's great fun to tickle others and see them laugh insanely. But unfortunately, we can't tickle ourselves. 

31. Everyone has a unique smell except twins

We all are born with a unique smell but twins being identical in almost every aspect shares the smell with the other one.

32. The human eye can distinguish between 10 million different colors.

Our eyes vision ability is more than what we can ever think of!

33. There is more bacteria in your mouth than there is in the world out there.

Our mouth is a shelter of millions of bacteria and we keep protecting ourselves from the outside ones.

34. Most of the skin beneath your bed is your own dead skin.

This is shocking! You are sleeping on your own dead skin. 

35.  All of the bacteria in our body collectively weigh about 4 pounds.

The bacteria that you can't see, touch weigh approx. 4 pounds. This is something unbelievable! 

36. We spend about 10% of waking hours with our eyes closed and blinking.

An average person blinks 15-20 times per minute. That's up to 1,200 times per hour and a whopping 28,800 times in a day—much more often than we need to keep our eyeballs lubricated.

37. Sometimes when you pee you can visibly observe your bladder is bigger.

38. Your Heart can even pump when it's separated from the body.

You heart can pump after getting separated from your body because of electric pulse.

39. In each kidney, there are 1 million filters .

With the help of these 1000 filters,your kidney clean around 1.3 million liters blood every minute.

40. After eating too much, your hearing becomes less sharp.

This is just a fraction of how awesomely your body works. There are still thousands of undiscovered and hidden facts that this small universe possesses.Updated by: Swati Chaurasia