You learned a lot of awesome things about the human body in your anatomy and physiology class but here are 10 awesome things your instructor (probably) didn’t teach you.
- Just like your fingers, your tongue also has a unique print to it. So if you don’t want people to find out your identity make sure you don’t go around sticking your tongue on things!
- You shed about 1.5 lbs of skin every year. So by the time you are 70 you will have lost around 105 lbs of skin. How’s that for a great diet plan?
- You probably learned that the human body has 206 bones, but did you know that an infant actually has 350? As a child grow the bones fuse together and eventually leave us with 206.
- You probably learned more than you hoped about digestion in class, but did you know that you actually grow a new stomach lining every 3-4 days because of the strong acids needed for digestion?
- The human nose can remember 50,000 scents.
- Your small intestine is roughly 4 times longer than your height. Generally between 18 to 23 feet in length.
- Your feet produce approximately a pint of sweat every day.
- A human sneeze travels around 100 miles per hour.
- There are approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body (if you laid them all end to end) and the heart pumps almost 2000 gallons of blood every day.
- In a lifetime the average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva…..that’s enough to fill almost 2 swimming pools.
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