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Human Body Facts:

The human body is made up of a head, neck, torso, two arms and two legs. The average height of an adult human is about 5 to 6 feet tall. The human body is made to stand erect, walk on two feet, use the arms to carry and lift, and has opposable thumbs (able to grasp). but apart from these there are very interesting facts.






    Here are few Human Body Facts which you didn't know!!
  • The average human brain has about 100 billion nerve cells.
  • Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles (274 km) per hour.
  • The thyroid cartilage is more commonly known as the Adam's apple.
  • The only jointless bone in your body is the hyoid bone in your throat.
  • It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
  • Your stomach needs to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it would digest itself.
  • It takes the interaction of 72 different muscles to produce human speech.
  • The average life of a taste bud is 10 days.
  • The average cough comes out of your mouth at 60 miles (96.5 km) per hour.
  • Relative to size, the strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete.
  • When you sneeze, all your bodily functions stop even your heart.
  • Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2'6 years of age.
  • Children grow faster in the springtime.
  • It takes the stomach an hour to break down cow milk.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • Blondes have more hair than dark'haired people do.
  • There are 10 human body parts that are only 3 letters long (eye hip arm leg ear toe jaw rib lip gum).
  • If you go blind in one eye you only lose about one fifth of your vision but all your sense of depth.
  • The average human head weighs about 8 pounds.
  • Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
  • In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
  • An average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

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