Know Your Body

16-Unusual facts about your body

Our bodies truly are amazing. There are plenty of things about your Tongue Print, Bone Count, Source of Body Odor etc. do you know that sneeze speed can travel 100 miles per hour or more. To know more stuff read the article given.



    Here are few Unusual facts about your body which you didn't know!!
  • Tongue Print: Don't stick out your tongue if you want to hide your identity. Similar to fingerprints, everyone also has a unique tongue print!

  • Shedding: Your pet isn't the only one in the house with a shedding problem. Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. That works out to about 1.5 pounds each year, so the average person will lose around 105 pounds of skin by age 70.

  • Bone Count: An adult has fewer bones than a baby. We start off life with 350 bones, but because bones fuse together during growth, we end up with only 206 as adults.

  • New Stomach: Did you know that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days? If you didn't, the strong acids your stomach uses to digest food would also digest your stomach.

  • Scent Remembering: Your nose is not as sensitive as a dog's, but it can remember 50,000 different scents.
  • Long Intestines: The small intestine is about four times as long as the average adult is tall. If it weren't looped back and forth upon itself, its length of 18 to 23 feet wouldn't fit into the abdominal cavity, making things rather messy.

  • Bacteria: This will really make your skin crawl: Every square inc-h of skin on the human body has about 32 million bacteria on it, but fortunately, the vast majority of them are harmless.

  • Source of Body Odor: The source of smelly feet, like smelly armpits, is -sweat. And people sweat buckets from their feet. A pair of feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

  • Sneeze Speed: The air from a human sneeze can travel at speeds of 100 miles per hour or more -- another good reason to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze -- or duck when you hear one coming your way.

  • Blood Distance: Blood has a long road to travel: Laid end to end, there are about 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. And the hard-working heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through those vessels every day.

  • Saliva Quantity: You may not want to swim in your spit, but if you saved it all up, you could. In a lifetime, the average person produces about 25,000 quarts of saliva -- enough to fill two swimming pools!

  • Snore Loudness: By 60 years of age, 60-percent of men and 40-percent of women willsnore. But the sound of a snore can seem deaf-ening. While snores average around 60 decibels, the noise level of normal speech, they can reach more than 80 decibels. Eighty decibels is as loud as the sound of a pneumatic drill breaking up concrete. Noise levels over 85 decibels are considered hazardous to the human ear.

  • Nail Growth: If you're clipping your fingernails more often than your toenails, that's only natural. The nails that get the most exposure and are used most frequently grow the fastest. Fingernails grow fastest on the hand that you write with and on the longest fingers. On average, nails grow about one-tenth of an inch each month.

  • Head Weight : No wonder babies have such a hard time holding up their heads: The human head is one-quarter of our total length at birth but only one-eighth of our total length by the time we reach adulthood.

  • Need for Sleep: If you say that you're dying to get a good night's sleep, you could mean that literally. You can go without eating for weeks without succumbing, but eleven days is tops for going without sleep. After eleven days, you'll be asleep -- forever!

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