Top 10 Obscure Facts About or Related To the Human BodyThe 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 human body may appear fragile but it's possible to survive even with the removal of the stomach, the 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 that great, but the missing organs wouldn't kill you surprisingly.
Although life will be more difficult.
That's why people will donate organs.
While you certainly shouldn't test the fortitude of your stomach by eating a razorblade or any other metal object for that matter, the acids that digest the food you eat aren't 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 can also eat through many types of metal.
That is actually amazing.
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 making us just a little shorter at the end of the day than at the beginning.
Sometimes it could go to more than that due to the relaxation and contraction of the body. Up to 2-3 cm or even more so.
Astronauts also get taller in space for the same reason.
You may not give your feet much thought but they are home to more bones than any other part of your body. Of the two hundred or so bones in the body, the feet contain a whopping 52 of them.
Yeah that and the hands have a lot.
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 with 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!
By adulthood you only have about 206 bones. The reason is because when babies are born their bodies are still developing as a lot 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
Maybe you shouldn't trust your grandma's cooking as much as you do. Older people tend to lose their ability to taste, and may be the reason why they add more intense flavoring in order to be able to fully appreciate a dish.
This one is strange but it's true. Apparently Men have an X and Y chromosome and Females have two X chromosomes. Since Colorblindness is on the X chromosome Males only need their one X Chromosome to have that trait in order to be colorblind. Females need both X chromosomes to have Colorblind traits. So yeah it's all genetic based.
I learnt that in Biology.
Also makes sense.
Sleep is vital for your health — and it seems you can actually go longer without eating than you can without sleeping. According to ThoughtCo. the most time anyone has stayed awake was 11 days. He survived — but he was completely dysfunctional by day 11. And though there's no clear answer as to how long someone can live with no 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.
Reading this at midnight
Yeah I learned about that.
Yep, it's true. According to Tempe Smiles Family Dental, your mouth, on average, will produce over 25,000 quarts of saliva over your lifetime. That's a lot of spit. As gross as that sounds, saliva is actually important. Not only does saliva help moisten your food while you're eating, but it also helps keep tooth infections and decay at bay. And if you don't produce enough saliva, you could end up having serious health issues in your mouth.