From the outside to the inside, the human body has a lot of amazing facts. To know more about the 10 amazing facts about the human body, please watch the video or read the text below.
- Growing hair
Your hair grows nearly one-quarter of an inch (6 millimeters) every four weeks and keeps on growing for up to six years. The hair then falls out, and another grows in its place.
- Eye for detail
If the human eye were a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels. An eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors.
- Hard-working heart
The heart is the hardest working muscle in the body. Every day, it creates enough energy to drive a semi-truck over 18 miles (30 kilometers). Over a lifetime, that’s equivalent to driving to the moon and back.
- Growing skin
Skin is the human body’s largest organ and is constantly renewing itself. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute. Over a lifetime, that piles up to 40 pounds (18.1 kilograms) of skin.
- Amazing brain
The brain is 60 percent fat, but it still works hard. At any given time, your brain can generate up to 25 watts of power – that’s enough to power a light bulb.
In a lifetime, a person drinks 20,000 gallons (75,000 liters) of water.
- Iron man
There is enough iron in a body to make a metal nail measuring up to three inches (7.6 centimeters) long.
- Womb with a view
Babies in the womb grow 8,000 new brain cells every second. Newborn babies can recognize their mother’s face after just a few hours.
- Amazing memory
Smell is the oldest of all the senses – before sight, hearing or touch, creatures evolved to respond to chemicals around them. Your brain can remember over 50,000 different scents.
- Fast sneeze
The typical human sneeze travels at just under 40 mph (64 kph). That’s the same speed as a running tiger!
The human body is very unique, a mystery, and most of all, it’s amazing. But, for some instances, you didn’t know everything about the human body. To know more, click here and you will find some of the amazing facts the human body has.