10 Jaw Dropping Human Body Facts

August 16,2023

By Sonakshi Kandhari

Discovering the human body's hidden wonders goes beyond its functions. Brace yourself for awe with these 10 jaw-dropping facts.

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Human Beings Shed 4 Kilograms of Skin a Year

Yes, you read that right. They shed around 200 million skin cells every hour and 4 kilograms of skin cells a year, donning 1,000 different skins in a lifetime.

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Babies Don't Really Cry

Are you panicking each time your baby bawls their lungs? A baby doesn’t really cry because their tear ducts are blocked until they are 3 months old.

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Fingernails Grow Quicker Than Toenails 

This happens due to exposure to sunlight, and furthermore, the nails on the hand that you use more grow at a faster pace.

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Humans Secrete 1 Litre Saliva Per Day

In a day, a human being secretes around 1 litre of saliva, amounting to 40,000 litres in a lifetime—enough to fill over 500 bathtubs.

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Blood Vessels are 4 Times the Earth Equator's Size 

A human being’s blood vessels are approximately 96,000 kilometres long for a child and 1,60,000 kilometres for an adult, almost four times the size of the Earth’s equator.

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The Pregnancy Phase is a No-Brainer

A human brain shrinks during pregnancy as the grey area volume decreases to support hormonal changes that transpire at this time.

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Human Body Hoards a Whole Lot of Bacteria

Our bodies hoard large amounts of bacteria that are responsible for inflammation and diseases. The belly button alone has 67 species of bacteria.

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Your Heart Grooves to the Music You Hear

Music influences a human's heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. High-intensity, high-pitched music elevates them, while calming music does the opposite.

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Human Body is Taller in the Morning

Humans are 1 centimetre taller in the morning. The reason being spinal disc contraction during the day (due to gravity) and expansion at night while resting.

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How Much Do You Blink? 

Babies look into your eyes unblinkingly because they only blink once or twice in a minute. Adults, on the other hand, blink 10 times in a minute.

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