Did you think you know so well that the secrets of your body simply do not exist for you? Well, you will be surprised to learn how few things you actually know about your own person. Read the 50 information below and check your own general knowledge. You will surely find that your body is a universe that you can not even imagine it can exist.
1.People who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day drink practically one cup of tar per year.
2.People are the only animals capable of tracing a straight line.
3.A man’s DNA contains 80,000 genes.
4.As fingerprints are unique, the fingerprint of each person’s language is different from the others.
5.An adult has fewer bones in the body than a child. We start living with 350 bones, but because some bones are united during growth, we have only 206 at maturity.
6.Even if it is not as sensitive as a dog, the human nose can perceive up to 50,000 different odors.
7.Digestive acids present in the human stomach are so powerful that they can dissolve zinc and corrode steel. Fortunately for us, cells in the gastric mucosa of the stomach are renewed for a maximum of 3-4 days, not allowing the acids to dissolve them.
8.A human lung has over 300,000 million capillary vessels. If it were put together, it would stretch over a distance of 2,400 kilometers.
9.A man’s testicles produce 10 million sperm every day – enough to be able to replant the planet in just six months.
10.Human bones are as resistant as granite. A bone of the size of a matchbox can withstand the pressure of a 9 ton block four times more than the concrete can bear.
11.The largest organ of the human body is the skin. It can cover, for an adult, an area of 1.9 square meters. Also, during a man’s life, he loses up to 18 pounds of dead skin.
12.When he sleeps, a man grows on average by 8 millimeters, so that the morning will return to the original height. The reason is simple … the gravitational force acting on cartilage.
13.A man consumes an average of 50 tons of food and drinks about 50,000 liters of liquids over the course of his life.
14.The muscles of an eye move about 100,000 times a day. To imagine what this means, think that the equivalent of such an effort for leg muscles means a 80 kilometer route every day.
15.In 30 minutes, the human body delivered enough heat to boil 3.5 liters of water.
16.A drop of blood takes only 30 seconds to make a complete circuit of the human body.
17.The human eye only receives 90% of the information it receives.
18.The ovaries contain about half a million eggs. However, only 400 of them will have the opportunity to give birth to a new life.
19.Each square inch of skin contains at least 32 million bacteria. Fortunately, most of them are harmless.
20.Only the legs contain over 500,000 sweat glands, glands that can remove up to half a liter of sweat per day.
21.The speed with which the air is removed during a sneeze is at least 160 kilometers per hour.
22.During a lifetime, a man can produce up to 24,000 liters of saliva, enough to fill two Olympic pools.
23.A man can withstand up to 40 days without food, 6 days without water and 6 minutes without air. Also, he can not normally resist sleeping for more than 11 days.
24.A child’s head weighs about a quarter of the body’s weight. At maturity, the head represents only eighth of the weight of the body.
25.Nails on your fingers grow on average six times faster than those on your legs.
26.Approximately 50,000 cells in your body died and were replaced as you read this article. Your skeleton is new every three months and you have new skin every month.
27.Each square inch of your skin contains 6 meters of blood vessels, 3.5 meters of nerves, 1300 nerve cells, 100 sweat glands and 3 million cells.
28.To frown, you’re forced to use 43 of the girl’s muscles. To smile, you only need 17.
29.Of the 206 bones of the human body, more than half of them are in the hands and feet.
30.The heart of a man beats about 3 billion times during his life.
31.The aorta is the largest blood vessel in the human body. In the case of an adult man, it has the diameter of a garden hose. At the opposite pole there are the capillaries. They are so thin that it takes 10 such pots next to each other to equal the thickness of a hair.
32.Every person loses, on average, 100 hair yarns per day and over 10 billion dead skin particles.
33.The human eye is capable of distinguishing about 1 million different colors and gaining more information than the most advanced telescope ever built.
34.When you touch an object, the signal circulates through the body, through the nerves, over 200 kilometers per hour.
35.A man inspires and expires about 23,000 times a day.
36.The place where human hair grows the fastest is the beard. If it were not cut regularly, a beard could reach up to 10 meters in length.
37.In the first month of life, a child learns so many things that the synapses in his brain grow from 50 trillion to 1 quadrillion. If his body developed at the same speed, the baby would weigh 77 pounds after only one month of life.
38.An adult’s stomach can contain up to 1.5 liters of food.
39.Nails and hair are made up of the same substance: keratin.
40.Big toes are some of the most important structures of our body. Thanks to these fingers, a man can keep his vertical position and can maintain his balance.
41.Men shorter than 1.28 meters and shorter women than 1.18 inches are considered dwarfs.
42.Everyone bends his fingers 25 million times in a lifetime.
43.The size of a man’s heart is equal to that of his own punch.
44.The human brain generates one day more electrical impulses than all the world’s mobile phones together.
45.In the body of each of us we live bacteria whose weight would reach 2 kilograms.
46.The right lung always retains more air than the left one.
47.Only in the mouth, a man has up to 40,000 bacteria.
48.At the time of birth, a child’s brain contains about 14 billion cells, a number that does not grow until the end of life. After the age of 25, the human brain begins to lose up to 100.00 cells per day. After 50 years of age, the human brain is significantly reducing its volume.
49.Women blink twice more often than men do.
50.The smallest cells in a man’s body are spermatozoa.