Interesting Facts About the Human Body

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Facts About the Human BodyThere are many facts about the human body which is not yet known. The human body consists of various organs and tissues, which can work together.

According to HowStuffWorks, there are 16 interesting facts about the human body:

1. Tongue print
Just like the fingers, everyone has a different tongue print.

2. Skin change
Not only animals can change skins. Because human skin erodes 600,000 particles per hour, so the estimated average person loses 10 pounds of skin at the age of 70 years.

3. Baby have more bones than adults
Adults have a number of bones that are less than in babies. When they were born a person had 350 bones, but as they grow, there are some bones which fused so that when they are adults, they have only 206 bones.

4. Stomach lining changes every 3-4 days
Without realizing it every 3-4 days someone will get a new stomach lining. Because if there is no layer changes, the acid in the stomach which should destroy the food, destroys the abdominal wall.

5. The nose can smell 50 thousand different smell
Human nose does not have a high sensitivity like a dog, but the human nose is able to remember 50,000 different smells.

6. Intestines are very long
Human small intestine is about four times higher the average adult. Therefore, if it is not circle back and forth, then the length of intestine is 548.64 cm – 701.04 cm. This will not be able to get into the abdominal cavity and the shape will be a mess.

7. There are 32 million bacteria on the human skin
Every inch of the skin of the human body has about 32 million bacteria on it, but luckily most of the bacteria are not dangerous.

8. Sources of body odor
The source of the foot and underarm odor is caused by sweat. And a pair of legs has 500,000 sweat glands that can produce more than a half liters of sweat every day.

9. The speed of a sneeze
The air which is pushed when someone sneezes can have a speed of 100 miles per hour or more. Because of that, someone is required to cover their nose and mouth while sneezing, so that bacteria or germs do not infect others.

10. Blood flow in the body
Blood flowing in blood vessels have a long journey around 60,000 miles in the human body. Besides working hard heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood through blood vessels every day.

11. We Have 25 thousand liters of saliva
In all life, the average person produces about 25,000 liters of saliva. This means a person’s saliva is enough to fill two swimming pools.

12. A loud snoring sound
At the age of 60 years, about 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will snore. But this snoring sound can make a person deaf. Snoring average person has a noise level of about 60 decibels, but there also can reach 80 decibels which is equivalent to the sound of the drill to break the concrete.

13. Color and amount of hair
Hair color also determines how much the amount of hair one have. People with blond hair has approximately 146 000 follicles, black hair have about 110,000 follicles, brown hair about 100,000 follicles, approximately 86,000 follicle for red hair. Each of these follicles will produce 20 strands of hair.

14. Nail growth
Nails which are frequently used will have a faster growth, because of that fingernail grows faster than toenails. And an average growth rate of about one-tenth inch nails (0.254 cm) every month.

15. The head is heavy
It is not surprisingly if it is very difficult for a baby to lift their head, because the human head at birth is a quarter of the total length of the body. Meanwhile, upon reaching adulthood, the weight of the head is only one eighth of the total body length.

16. Need sleep
Someone might be able to go without eating for weeks without giving up. But if for eleven days, one does not sleep at all, then that person will sleep forever.

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