The human body is beautiful yet a mysterious machine. In fact, there are things that go on in our bodies that most people don’t know. Watch this video or read this article to see these 25 facts about the human body.
The length of your forearm from the wrist to the inside of your elbow is the same as your foot.
A study in 1988 postulated that on average, right-handed people live nine years longer than left-handed people.
A quarter of all the bones in your body are found in your feet.
The hand has the most devoted control mechanisms with 27 bones, two major arteries and three main nerves.
Bodies can cost money since the world’s most expensive legs are Mariah Carey’s which are insured for a whopping 1 billion dollars.
Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones also has his middle finger insured for 1.6 million dollars.
It’s more hygienic to kiss somebody hello than it is to shake hands.
The average person will walk a total of 110,000 miles in their lifetime.
Human body produces enough heat in 30 minutes to boil half a gallon of water.
The blood passing through the aorta travels at a mile an hour and takes 20 seconds to get rid of the blood cells around the entire body.
Your body can speak without using your mouth. With body language you use your posture, eyes and expression to communicate.
The heart creates so much pressure when it pumps, it could fire a blunt nine meters into the air.
In your feet alone, there are half a million sweat glands. Meaning that the feet can make up more than a pint of sweat in a day.
Every person on this planet that we live on has an individual smell that nobody else on earth has. Even if you change what you eat, the smell doesn’t change.
50 billion cells die in your body every day.
The human heart has its own electrical impulse which means that as long as it continues to receive oxygen it could carry on without you.
It’s impossible to tickle yourself. This is because you are mentally aware of the incoming tickle and where it’s coming from. So your body can prepare itself for it.
The average active person takes around 7,500 steps a day. And if you average this for 80 years, you’ll walk around 290 million steps in your lifetime.
There’s a protein in the body that helps electrical transmissions of visual signals from the eyes to the brain. It’s name is Pikachurin. Named after the Pokemon Pikachu.
Your heartbeat mimics and changes depending on the music you are listening. To mirroring its tempo.
Human beings have around 10,000 tastebuds. All of which get replaced every two weeks.
Scientists have now been able to grow artificial skin, noses and ears from stem cells.
The aorta, which is the largest artery in the body is the same size as a garden hose.
The heart beats around 100,000 times a day. That’s more than 2.5 billion times in an average lifetime.
Have you ever wondered why males have nipples? It is because every creature starts off as a female. And it’s not until six weeks into the pregnancy, that manly old testosterone kicks in. By which point, nipples and breasts are already part of the body.