For centuries, the human body has been the subject of studies and experiments and has even inspired inventions such as cameras and the Eiffel Tower which was inspired by the thigh bone. And you would think that throughout history there would be no secrets to discover, but this list will prove you wrong.
We find all aspects of human beings fascinating, from their kindness and compassion to the simple structure of an eye. With that said, we are happy to share with you some interesting facts about the human body.
The Human Body Can Survive A Lightning Strike
9 out of 10 people who were struck by lightning survived the encounter. It doesn’t even depend on the state of a person’s body, since the ages of survivors vary from children to people in their 50s.
A Toothache And A Headache Are Linked Together
Have you ever noticed that your toothache is related to your headache? You are not just imagining things, thanks to the trigeminal nerve that runs from the jaw to the head, these 2 pains usually go hand in hand.
We’re The Only Animal Who Can Blush
Like a psychological or physical response to our surroundings, blush can be considered cute and we are proud to say that humans are the only creatures on Earth that can do this.
The Length Of All Your Blood Vessels Is Really Impressive
If you take each of the vessels from your body and place them back to back, they would pierce a length of 96,000 kilometers or 60,000 miles in children and an incredible 100,000 miles in adults.
The Female Heart Beats Faster
Canadian scientists have revealed that the female heart runs faster about 1.7 to 2.3 hours ahead of the male heart. It has about 10 more beats per minute.
Your Liver Has Over 500 Functions
Talk about busy bees – our livers do everything from filtering blood, breaking down and absorbing fat, processing cholesterol, and some vitamins, and more!
The Acid In Your Stomach Can Melt Down Metal
Can you imagine if you carried a bag of extremely powerful acid all the time? Well, you are! We would never suggest testing this on your own stomach, but know this: it can dissolve metal over time.
The First Trimester Of Pregnancy Brings Weird Dreams
Isn’t it peculiar that, during the early stages of pregnancy, women dream of frogs, worms, and potted plants?
This could have an interesting psychological meaning or no meaning at all, but can’t we agree that pregnant women go through enough as it is?
Food Affects Our Hearing
Have you ever tried asking someone to do something after a good lunch? Well, if they didn’t, it wasn’t out of spite. That’s because, after a heavy meal, our hearing (as well as our energy level) worsens.
Growing Older With Less Taste
Remember when olives were the worst food of all time? If they now look like a good combination with many other foods with spicy flavors, it is because over time, with the aging process, we lose the sensitivity of the taste buds, and at age 60 people generally lose up to 40% of their sense of taste.
Sunburns Affect Your Bloodstream
The ultraviolet rays that our skin receives during a sunburn destructively affect the superficial layer of our vascular system. Another great reason to wear sunscreen!
What other amazing facts about the body weren’t on our list? Be sure to share your thoughts and what surprised you the most in the comment section below.