26 Amazing Facts Of The Human Body

26 Amazing Facts Of The Human Body

26 Amazing Facts Of The Human Body

Nature has produced  so many wondrous  and beautiful things, the human body comes atop the list. From your never resting heart to your magnificient brain, here are 26 facts to astonish you.

The Heart

The heart (size of your fist) is the hardest working muscle in the body. Every day, it creates enough energy to drive a semi-truck over 30 kilometers (18 miles). Over a lifetime, that’s equivalent to driving to the moon and back.

The Brain

The brain is made up of 60 percent fat, but it still works hard. At any given time, your brain can generate up to 25 watts of power – that’s enough to power a light bulb.

The Skin

Skin is the human body’s largest organ and it constantly renews itself. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute. Over a lifetime, that piles up to 18.1 kilograms (40 pounds) of skin.

Thought power

Your brain never rests and it is actually more active while you’re sleeping. Scientists say the average person has roughly 70,000 thoughts each day.

Shrinking bones

You’re born with more than 300 bones, but by the time you’re an adult, you have just 206. This is because some of the bones fuse together and ossifies.

Womb with a view

Babies still in the womb grow new 8,000 brain cells every second. Newborn babies can recognize their mother’s face after just a few hours.

Daredevil senses

Scientists have discovered that the visual cortex of blind people can rewire itself to respond to stimuli received through touch and hearing, helping them to "see" by touch and sound.

No Pain More Brain

The brain itself doesn’t have any pain receptors, so it doesn't feel anything. That is why surgeons can perform open brain procedures on patients while they are awake.

Pump power

During an average lifetime, the heart will pump nearly 1.5 million barrels of blood. A pumping human heart can squirt blood 9.1 meters (10 yards).

Flash sneeze

The typical human sneeze travels at just under 40 mph (64 kph). That’s the same speed as a running tiger!

Long arteries

If your arteries, veins and capillaries were laid out end to end, they would measure 62,137 miles (100,000 kilometers). That’s nearly enough to stretch two and a half times around the planet!

Growing hair

Your hair grows nearly one-quarter of an inch (6 millimeters) every four weeks and keeps on growing for up to six years ( thats roughly 18 inches ) The hair then falls out, and another grows in its place.

Amazing Memory

Smell is the most intresting of all the senses - before sight, hearing or touch, creatures evolved to respond to chemicals around them. Your brain can remember over 50,000 different scents.

Aging Brain

The human brain is the most sophisticated thing in the whole universe. Humans have more brain cells at the age of two than at any other point in their lives, but it takes nearly 20 years for the brain to mature. Beats me.

Iron Man

There is enough iron in a body to make a metal nail measuring up to three inches (7.6 centimeters) long.


If the human eye was a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels. An eye can also distinguish about 10 million different colors.


In a lifetime, a person drinks 20,000 (75,000 liters) gallons of water.

Pool of drool

An average person produces about 1.8 pints (one liter) of saliva a day or 25,000 quarts (23,658 liters) of saliva in a lifetime. This is enough to fill two swimming pools.

Ears and Nose 

Did you know that one’s ears and nose never stop growing? Even until death.

Strectchy DNA

If uncoiled, the DNA in all the cells from the human body would stretch up to 10 billion miles. That’s the distance from Earth to Pluto and back or 6,000 trips from Earth to the moon.

Long-term storage space

Your brain’s long-term memory, which develops until the age of 40, can hold as many as 1 quadrillion (1 million billion) separate bits of information in a lifetime.

Beat-bopping heart

The pulse of your heartbeat changes according to the music you listen to.

Tongue print

Just like fingerprints, every person has a unique tongue print.

Tasty Tongue

Your mouth contains around 10,000 taste buds, most of which are located on and around the tiny bumps on your tongue. However, the sense of smell is necessary for taste, too

Colour of bones

Did you know the colour of the human bones are actually range from beige to light brown? The bones you see in museums are white in colour because they have been boiled and cleaned.

A charged heart

Since a human heart has its own electrical impulse, it can continue beating for a certain period of time even if it is separated from the body.

Now with all these, do you think scientists can ever make a human being. Your thoughts in the comment section.
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