Your Body Is Full of Surprises

Humans have been working on to know about their nature for centuries but in the end, we still don’t know everything about us. Scientists reveal new discoveries about the human body almost every day but haven’t uncovered all the details about our bodies. Many people struggle with, regardless of gender, age or race. However, the human body is full of surprises and incredible processes that make up a person.


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Here are few amazing facts about your body which may seem unbelievable to you but are the correct ones:

  • Survival doesn’t mean just eating all the time but necessary amount of sleep is required as well. You can live for three weeks without food but will die after 11 days without sleep.
  • Your body is made of about 7 octillion atoms (that’s 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms).
  •  There are 37 trillion cells in your body.
  • Our stomach contains acid that can easily dissolve a razor blade. Please be aware that you don’t need to try and prove that. 
  • Your skin’s outer layer sheds every 2-4 weeks. In one full year, we lose around 700 grams of the skin.
  • Cells in the inner lens of the eye, muscle cells of the heart, and the neurons of the cerebral cortex are the only cells that will be with you your entire life.
  • If you were to spread out all the wrinkles in your brain, it would be about the size of a pillowcase.
  • There are a trillion nerves powering your memory. Studies have shown that after viewing 2,500 images for only 3 seconds, participants could recall if they had seen the images with 92 per cent accuracy.
  • You spend 10 per cent of the day blinking.
  • As we get older, the color of our eyes does change as well. But, if you notice the color of your eyes changing at a young age then that’s an indication of some disease, and you need to visit the doctor immediately. Your eyes can distinguish between 2.3 and 7.5 million different colours.
  • Have you seen people with red or violet eyes? Such people lack pigment in the eyes due to which light only gets in and bounces off the back of the eye and exit. 
  • Your nose can differentiate between 1 trillion different smells.
  • Your fingers can feel a ridge as small as 13 nanometers in size (7,500x smaller than the diameter of a human hair).
  • If you think that the strongest muscle in our bodies is biceps or leg muscles, then let us tell you that it is the jaw muscles also called masseter which is the strongest one.
  • Our body contains 60,000 miles of blood vessels. 
  • Without your pinky finger, you would lose 50% of your hand’s strength.
  • Your heart beats 100,000 times per day, pumping 5.5 litres per minute, which adds up to about 3 million litres of blood a year.
  • Some of you might have the ability to bend the tongue in different ways and to cross the fingers which others can’t do. Just be aware that this is not regulated by the skill but by genetics. 
  • Human decomposition begins around 4 minutes after death, a process known as ‘self-digestion’ where your enzymes and bacteria eat you away.
  • 3 to 5 lbs of your body is made up of bacteria. Between 100 million to 1 billion bacteria can grow on each tooth.
  • In terms of compression strength, the femur bone of a person weighing 83 kg with US size 11 feet could withstand the weight of 16,000 people standing on it at one time.
  • If the entire DNA in your body were uncoiled, it would stretch out to about 10 billion miles, which is from Earth to Pluto and back.
  • Imagine what will happen to your hair with 12 tons of weight? Surprisingly, human hairs are strong enough to hold the weight of two elephants.