Human Body Facts
45 facts tagged with Human Body Facts
Your body is creating and killing about 2.4 million red blood cells per second.
The human brain is very soft, having a consistency similar to soft gelatin or firm tofu.
Camping can help to reset your body clock, according to research.
If every muscle in your body could pull in one direction, you could lift nearly 25 tons.
Cracking your knuckles does not actually hurt your bones or cause arthritis. The sound you hear is just gas bubbles bursting.
An Indian man known as "Snake Manu" can put small snakes, including deadly cobras, into his mouth and pass them out through his nose.
When you get goosebumps and your hair stands, the hair helps to trap air, making you feel warmer by keeping in your body heat.
An average heart beats 100,000 times a day, pumping some 2,000 gallons of blood through its chambers. Over a 70-year life span, that adds up to more than 2.5 billion heartbeats.
Dogs can be trained to identify the scent of lung cancer long before symptoms develop.
Staying awake for 17 hours is the same for your body as drinking 2 glasses of wine.
It would take about 1,200,000 mosquitoes to fully drain the average human body of blood.
Chewing gum boosts your brain power.
Quick naps not only improve your alertness, but they also help in decision making, creativity and sensory perception.
Enamel is hardest substance in the human body.
The human brain doesn't stop developing until about 25 years old.
If you are cold you are more likely to be hungry because you use energy to keep warm.
Women have about four times as many foot problems as men; lifelong patterns of wearing high heels often are the culprit.
There are times when you're walking that the pressure on your feet exceeds your body weight, and when you're running, it can be three or four times your weight.
Your thumb is about the same size as your nose.
Poor eyesight (myopia) is associated with higher IQ.
Yawns are more contagious among people with closer relationships.
For most people, no matter how hard you pinch the skin on your elbow with your fingers it doesn't hurt.
If your DNA was stretched out it would reach to the moon 6,000 times.
Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen make up 90% of the human body.
Your heart will pump about 212 million liters in its lifetime.
The human brain uses approximately as much energy as a 10 watt light bulb.
Coughing can cause air to move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound - over a thousand feet per second!
The human body contains over a billion miles of DNA.
The adult human brain weighs about 3 pounds (1,300-1,400 g).
Our Right Lungs takes more air than our left lung.
Stress can result in more headaches as a result of the body rerouting blood flow to other parts of the body.
After age 30, the brain begins to lose about 50,000 neurons per day - shrinking the brain .25% each year.
The average sperm cell swims at 8 inches per hour.
Most of us have microscopic, worm like mites named Demodex that live in our eyelashes and have claws and a mouth.
If your liver stopped working, you'd die within 24 hours.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
One human hair can support 3 ounces.
It takes twice as long to lose new muscle if you stop working out than it did to gain it.
The average person's skin weighs twice as much as their brain.
The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.
Every year your body replaces 98% of your atoms.
When you take a step, you are using up to 200 muscles.
The human brain has the capacity to store everything that you experience.
All the chemicals in a human body combined are worth about 6.25 euro (if sold separately).
It takes about 20 seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body.