50 Awesome Facts About the Human Body, We Bet You Don’t Know

Human Body facts

The human body is also called ‘one of the most complex creations’. It is full of surprises. We believe that we know everything about our body. But it has so many mysteries in it that no scientist or doctor can claim that he knows everything about the human body. Well, after reading this article you will also think in that way.

So here are the 50 incredible facts about the human body.

  1. Your brain isn’t the firm, grey mass you’ve seen on TV or internet. It is a pink jelly-like organ which is 80% water.
  2. Women’s brain shrink during pregnancy.
  3. Your hair is more elastic than you ever think of! It can expand by up to 30% of its original length when wet.
  4. The right side of your brain is responsible for self-recognition.
  5. Your brain is much more active in the night than the daytime The reason behind this is still a mystery.
  6. Your Brain has over 100 billion nerve cells. Only four percent of the brains cells work and the remaining cells are kept in reserve.
  7. With your age, your mind decreases almost one gram per day.
  8. Your brain is capable of creating more ideas equivalent to that of the atoms of the universe.
  9. When in love, the brain releases the same cocktail of hormones. This cocktail is responsible for increased heart rate, loss of appetite and sleep, and intense feelings of excitement.
  10. Your bone marrow is the fastest growing tissue, hair is second fasted growing tissue of the human body.
  11. Your bones are as strong as steel. Your bones are 4 times stronger than concrete.
  12. Your bones are composed of 31% water.
  13. Your skull has 22 bones.
  14. Your ring finger is most fragile one out of all the fingers. Because it contributes to a flexor muscle.
  15. The Cornea is the only part of our body without any blood supply. It gets the oxygen directly from the air.
  16. The jaw muscle of human is the strongest in the human body.
  17. The human’s teeth are as strong as shark’s teeth. But you cannot follow shark’s food habits because your teeth are not as sharp as shark’s.
  18. Beard and other facial hair grow faster than other hair on the human body.
  19. A human nose can recognize a trillion different scents but the mind cannot remember all of them.
  20. Not only eyes, women’s heart beat faster than men.
  21. The longest muscle in the human body is sartorius, which is present in the hip region and it is commonly called as tailor’s muscle.
  22. 36 muscles of our body are used when we smile. So keep smiling.
  23. Your foot has 25% of all the bones within your body.
  24. The tiniest muscle of your body is inside your ear. it is just one-fifth of an inch long.
  25. Your shoulder blade is not attached with any bone it is connected with your body through 15 different muscles.
  26. 50 percent of your hand’s power comes from the pinky finger.
  27. The length of your foot is the same as that of your forearm between your wrist and inside of your elbow.
  28. Your tongue is the strongest muscle of your body.
  29. Like your fingerprint, your tongue print is also unique.
  30. Babies are always born with blue eyes. Colour of their eyes changes later on.
  31. A newborn baby can see only black and white in color. Babies are color blind at the time of their birth.
  32. Newborn babies see the world from upside to down in the beginning.
  33. Liver cells take several years to replace themselves.
  34. Your food goes to the stomach when you eat while standing but it will go to the stomach even if one stands on their head.
  35. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart. Your right lung is approx. 10 percent bigger than your left lung.
  36. Women burn fat more slowly than men, by a rate of about 50 calories a day.
  37. Have you licked a stamp? Now you will not do it ever because every time you lick a stamp, you’re consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  38. You usually, cut the fingernails more frequently than the toenails because fingernails grow faster than the toenails.
  39. Smelling power of women is much better than men’s since their birth.
  40. Female’s egg is the largest cell and men’s sperm is the smallest cell in the human body.
  41. Men’s testicles hang below their bodies because sperm dies at body temperature.
  42. In a single day, our blood runs the distance of 19,312 Km within our body.
  43. The human eye is faster than brain in color detection. The human eye can distinguish up to 10 million different colors. But our brain can’t remember all of them.
  44. One more interesting fact is that the human embryo acquires fingerprints within three months of conception. Isn’t this quiet early!
  45. An average adult consumes about 35 tons of food during his or her life. Now, please don’t start thinking about dieting.
  46. Pain is the worst feeling, but do you know why? Because 1 square centimeter of our skin contains around a hundred pain sensors.
  47. You burn more calories while sleeping than you do when watching television.
  48. Most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own dead skin.
  49. Every square inch of skin on the human body has about 32 million bacteria on it. A human body carries the bacteria around 2 kg of weight.
  50. The human body has blood vessels of the total length of 100,000 km long.

The human body is full of mystery. The combination of bones, muscles blood and all is so incredible. Here are only a few facts we have complied. Hope these 50 facts are like a surprise for you. If you know any amazing fact about your body, you can share with us by writing it in the comment box.

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