Interesting Facts About Your Body

By Aparna Desikan

April 4, 2022

Humans glow naturally

Your body emits light every day. Scientists say that the human body radiates very small amount of light that is not visible to the naked eye!

Human teeth are the strongest

Human teeth can withstand a lot of pressure. In fact, studies have shown that they are as strong as shark teeth!

Ears don’t stop growing

Ears are made up of cartilage that grows at the rate of 2 millimetres every 10 years. That means you won't end up having goblin ears one day!

Taller in the morning?

During the day, your bones and cartilages are slightly compressed, which make you look a little shorter. But when you sleep at night, they grow with sufficient rest, making you taller when you wake up!

Nerve impulses zip fast

Nerves transmit information from the sensory organs to the brain or the spinal cord at a speed of 400 kilometres per hour. That’s almost four times the speed of a cheetah!

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Muscles and the mouse

The origin of the word ‘muscle’ comes from the Latin word ‘musculus’, which means - little mouse. That’s so because our ancestors felt that the flexed biceps of humans resembled a mouse!

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Healthy gut, happy us

The gut has bacteria that produce chemical messengers that make you feel happy or stressed. So take care of your gut in order to be happy and healthy!

The brain never sleeps

Your brain is most active when you sleep, even if your body is at rest. That is when it takes stock of all your words and actions done during the day and stores them as memories!

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