I don’t know about you but I have a child in my house who loves trivial facts. The weirder or more obscure the better! We are constantly taking out fact books from the library and she will walk around proffering up facts to everyone and anyone who will listen. When it comes to the human body there are tons of gross, fun, and interesting human body facts to be had.
Weird Human Body Facts
- The cracking sound made by knuckles, necks, backs, and other joints when they’re cracked is the sound of bubbles popping in the joints’ fluid. It is not terribly harmful, but cracking a joint too often can hurt the cords, called ligaments, that surround the joint.
- Heterochromia is a condition in which people have different color eyes. It’s rare in humans, but common in dogs.
- The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb.
- 80% of the brain is water.
- The average person produces enough saliva in their lifetime to fill 2 swimming pools.
- The muscles that control your eyes contract about 100,000 times a day (that’s the equivalent of giving your legs a workout by walking 50 miles).
- The liver has an amazing ability to grow back if part of it is removed due to injury, disease, or surgery. It will even grow to be just the right size for the body it’s in.
- Your stomach digest itself because your stomach cells are created faster than they can be destroyed – you get a new stomach lining every 3-4 days.
- Your bones, pound for pound, are 4 times stronger than concrete.
- Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair.
- Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph.
- Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents.
- Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
- Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. The reason for this is that many of the bones of children are composed of smaller component bones that are not yet fused, like those in the skull. This makes it easier for the baby to pass through the birth canal. They harden and fuse as kids grow.
- Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.
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