Top 10 Obscure Facts About or Related To the Human Body

The Human Body is quite interesting and kinda disgusting. Whether you like this kind of stuff or not it may surprise you. Here’s some facts you might or might not have known about your body.
The Top Ten
1 It’s possible to live without a significant amount of internal organs

The human body may appear fragile, but it's possible to survive even with the removal of the stomach, spleen, 75 percent of the liver, 80 percent of the intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from the pelvic and groin area. You might not feel great, but the missing organs wouldn't necessarily kill you, surprisingly.

Although life will be more difficult.

That's why people donate organs.

2 Stomach acid can dissolve a razor blade

While you certainly shouldn't test your stomach's fortitude by eating a razor blade or any other metal object, the acids that digest your food are not to be taken lightly. Hydrochloric acid, the type found in your stomach, is not only good at dissolving the pizza you had for dinner, but it can also eat through many types of metal.

3 You are 1 CM taller in the morning

It turns out the cartilage between our bones gets compressed by standing, sitting, and other daily activities as the day goes on. With the help of gravity, we end up a little shorter at the end of the day than at the beginning.

Sometimes it could be even more than that due to the relaxation and contraction of the body, up to 2-3 cm or even more.

Astronauts also get taller in space for the same reason.

4 About a quarter of your bones are located in your feet

You may not give your feet much thought, but they are home to more bones than any other part of your body. Of the roughly two hundred bones in the body, the feet contain a whopping 52 of them.

Yeah, that and the hands have a lot.

5 Heart attacks are more common on mondays than any other day

Yet another reason to loathe Mondays! A ten-year study in Scotland found that 20% more people die of heart attacks on Mondays than any other day of the week. Researchers theorize that it's a combination of too much fun over the weekend and the stress of going back to work that causes the increase.

Wow, I never knew that. My dad died of a heart attack on a Monday. Great list, very interesting!

6 Babies have about 300 bones

By adulthood, you only have about 206 bones. The reason is that when babies are born, their bodies are still developing and many of their bones haven't fused together yet. This is why they have a soft spot on their heads, because their skull is still forming.

7 By age 60 you will lose about half your taste buds

Maybe you shouldn't trust your grandma's cooking as much as you do. Older people tend to lose their ability to taste, which may be why they add more intense flavoring to be able to fully appreciate a dish.

8 More males are colorblind than females

This one is strange but true. Men have an X and Y chromosome, and women have two X chromosomes. Since colorblindness is linked to the X chromosome, men only need their one X chromosome to have the trait in order to be colorblind. Women need both X chromosomes to have colorblind traits. So yes, it's all genetically based.

9 You can technically go longer without eating than sleeping

Sleep is vital for your health, and it seems you can actually go longer without eating than without sleeping. According to ThoughtCo, the longest recorded time anyone has stayed awake was 11 days. He survived, but he was completely dysfunctional by day 11. Although there's no clear answer as to how long someone can live without sleep, you can function semi-normally far longer without food. Assuming you have water, the average person could go about 8-10 weeks without food.

One day without sleep is painful, but one without eating can be alright.

10 In your lifetime you will produce enough saliva to fill 2 swimming pools

Yes, it's true. According to Tempe Smiles Family Dental, your mouth will produce over 25,000 quarts of saliva over your lifetime. That's a lot of spit. As gross as it sounds, saliva is actually important. It not only helps moisten your food while you're eating, but it also keeps tooth infections and decay at bay. Without enough saliva, you could end up having serious health issues in your mouth.

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