43 Facts About The Human Body That Will Blow Your Mind

Often we get stuck in negative and narrow ways of thinking and sometimes we just need to have our minds blown in order to get pushed to thinking outside the box.

These 43 facts about the human body will certainly remind you of how complex and fascinating life truly is and will hopefully help you to realize how incredible you are as a human being.


1.  Each day, our heart produces enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles


2.  The longest record time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days


3.  Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress


4.  A human head remains conscious for approximately 15 seconds after it has been decapitated


5.  The colder the room you sleep in, the more likely you are to have a bad dream


6.  We have no sense of smell when we are sleeping


7.  50% of human DNA is the same as in a banana


8.  The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades


9.  Within 3 days after death, the enzymes that helped you digest, start to eat you


10.  20% more people die of a heart attack on a Monday


11.  Sleeping less than 7 hours a night lowers your life expectancy


12.  Much like finger prints, we all have tongue prints too


13.  If the human eye were a digital camera, it would have 576 megapixels


14.  According to a company in Switzerland, to rebuild one human eye, it would take $86 million of equipment which would fill a reasonable sized house


15.  Our mouth is the most advanced chemical laboratory that exists and can distinguish more than a billion flavours


16.  By the age of 60, the majority of people will have lost half their taste buds


17.  In every human body, there is enough atom energy to supply 20 cities with more than one million inhabitants with energy


18.  The higher your IQ, the more you will dream


19.  Our fingernails grow almost four times faster than our toenails


20.  We have the same amount of hair on our bodies as a chimpanzee. Our hairs are just much finer


21.  Each day on Earth, sexual intercourse occurs 120 million times


22.  The genetic possibilities of a sperm and an egg make it possible to create 300,000,000,000,000 billion people all of which are unique


23.  In 30 minutes, your body gives off enough heat to boil 30 gallons of water


24.  It is impossible to hum with your nose plugged closed


25.  The average human sheds about four kilograms of skin a year


26.  Most of the dust underneath your bed is your own dead skin


27.  Your nose can remember about 50,000 different smells


28.  The human brain can hold more information than the biggest Encyclopaedia


29.  When awake, the electricity in our brain can power a small light bulb


30.  80% of the brain is water


31.  Your brain only stops developing after your late 40’s


32.  The brain is a lot more active at night that during the day


33.  Over the span of your life, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools


34.  Our feet can produce more than a pint of sweat a day


35.  A full bladder is about the size of a softball


36.  50% of adults are said to have eyelash mites. These are tiny parasitic mites that slightly resemble a worm. They are unlikely to cause harm but can contribute to irritation, infection or inflammation. If you wear makeup and don’t clean it off at night, you probably have eyelash mites.


37.  A mature human body is made up of approximately 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms


38.  Your body has enough iron in it to make a 3 inch metal nail


39.  On average, each person will have about 15000 dreams a year


40.  Your heart mimics the music you listen to


41.  Our heart beats 36 million times a year and pumps 2.4 million litres of blood through 90 thousand kilometres of veins and blood vessels


42.  Every minute, 200 million cells are broken down and rebuilt in your body


43.  We are approximately 1 cm taller when we wake in the morning than in the evening


Thank you for reading our 43 mind-blowing facts about the human body! I’d love to know, did you get your mind blown?

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