The human body is one of the most miraculous things in the whole universe. It is a complex organism that provides us with all we need to survive and thrive. The body, however, is so much more than just a means of survival – it's also filled with scientific mysteries and secrets that we're still trying to unravel even today!
Here are some of the most mind-blowing facts about our body that will make you think twice before complaining about a headache ever again!
1) The human body has 60,000 miles of blood vessels. With all those vessels pumping blood to and from every inch of your body, it's no wonder why you should drink at least eight glasses a day to stay hydrated.
2) A baby's head is one-quarter the size of its entire body. The little guys start off tiny – but what a beautiful journey they may have ahead!
3) Your brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. It may seem like just an ordinary organ, but for something that does so much work every single day, it sure takes its time to rest – about 8 hours each night.
4) Human bone is as strong as granite in supporting weight. It's also the same material we use to make kitchen countertops and skyscrapers!
5) Your body is made of 75 trillion cells. Your entire lifetime, you grow and replace over 50 million cells on your head and 100 million on your hands and feet.
6) The half life of a red blood cell is 120 days. Have you ever noticed how we bleed for a while after getting cut? Yeah, we basically live in our own blood transfusions!
7) The brain is the fattiest organ in our body. It contains 60% of all fat, but that's not necessarily a bad thing – especially since it reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
8) The human body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
9) The most bones in the human body are in your feet. There are 26 individual bones that make up the structure of your feet – and walking on them every day can strengthen them even more!
10) The color of urine changes according to what we eat. If you've noticed a change in the way your pee smells after a meal, then hopefully you'll also be able to see a difference in its color from now on! Foods like asparagus will leave it with a green tint, beets with a reddish-pink shade and carrots will make it orange.
11) Your fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails. It's not an urban legend nails really do grow faster on your fingers!
12) You can survive without eating for about two months – but only if you drink water. If someone goes more than 14 days without food, their body starts breaking down muscle mass into glucose because it needs it just as badly as any other energy source!
13) The human body is 70% water. No wonder we need to drink so much. Our body actually needs water to function and we can't store it for too long, because dehydration will eventually kick in.
14) Our skin comprises of a whole network of tiny capillaries. When we blush or turn red with anger, it's because the blood vessels near the surface of the skin dilate and fill up with more blood than normal.
15) Your knees support the weight of your entire body every time you stand up. These two little joints that let us kneel down and stand back up again 600 million times during our lifetime contain a lubricating fluid that keeps them from wearing out!
16) The human nose can remember 50,000 different scents. Some say we're only able to detect about 10% of what we come across, but our sense of smell is so powerful that it's still extremely helpful in our daily lives.
17) There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet right now that could fill up almost half of a teaspoon. Just think all those little creatures are giving you a whole new perspective on just how many germs there really are in the world!
18) Wrinkles only start appearing when we reach our 30's. That's because the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin get damaged over time, resulting in the formation of fine lines that become noticeable once they're really deep.
19) We share 50% of our DNA with bananas. Yes, really! Even though they're so different from us, the genetic structure is remarkably similar in some ways.
20) The human body has 300 bones at birth. But over time, many of them fuse together to become one single bone and by adulthood, we only have 206 left!
The human body is complex in every way imaginable, from thinking to feeling to moving. It's a miracle that we have been able to figure out how all works.
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