15 INTERESTING HUMAN BODY FACTS

human bofyThe human body, as some artists say, is a wonderland. With its twists and turns and ups and downs, the human body has always been a subject of great interest and research. The true nature of our bodies is still a matter of great enigma. Here are some bizarre and lesser known facts about the human body:

  1. Our toe prints, just like our finger prints, are unique.
  2. You are likely to read 25% slower from your computer screen as compared to a book.
  3. Blood is about six times thicker than water! Now you know where the idiom originates from.
  4. The cornea of the eye is the only part of the human body that has no blood supply. It gets oxygen from the air directly.
  5. Hugging people releases oxytocin in your mind that heals physical wounds and helps you trust someone more.
  6. When babies are born, they are color blind. They only see black and white!
  7. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. No wonder why some people can never tire of talking.
  8. Your brain is made up of 80% water!
  9. This is a paradoxical one. Your brain is responsible for processing pain signals but it does not feel any pain itself!
  10. The tips of your fingers are strong enough to support the whole weight of your body. But don’t go ahead and try it!
  11. Your body burns more calories while sleeping as compared to watching the TV.
  12. When you crack your knuckles, the sound you hear is that of nitrogen gas bubbles bursting.
  13. People with lighter skin wrinkle faster than people with darker skin
  14. You can survive for about 20 days without eating but only 2 days without drinking water.
  15. Human hair and fingernails grow after death too!

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