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10 amazing facts about Human Body

Our body is amazing. It has lots of mysteries and capabilities even beyond the knowledge of scientists and doctors. In this post, we are going to list 10 amazing facts about human body.

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10: Every atom of our body is said to be billions of years old and our body is 70 percent water.

9: By the age of 18, the human brains stop growing.  It even begins to lose more than 1,000 brain cells after such age. Your brain comprises only 2 percent of your body weight but uses up to 20 percent of your body’s energy. Your brain never takes a break even when you are sleeping; the brain is busy working to replenish the brain processes needed to function normally while awake.

8: An average human produces 10,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime.

7: It is impossible to sneeze without blinking your eyes. The highest recorded speed of a human sneeze is 165 kilometer per hour.

6: The human body sheds about 40 pounds of skin in a lifetime. Our skin produces antibacterial chemicals to keep germs at a bay. It also produces antimicrobial peptides that protect the body from infection.

5: You can’t swallow and breathe at the same time; however babies can do this but until they are about nine months.

4: Yawning helps you cool your brain. It is an involuntary behavior. When you yawn, the influx of cool air may ventilate your sinuses and facilitate brain cooling.

3: Your heart is said to beat nearly 3 billion times if you live an average life span of seventy years.

2: Your lungs need a lot of breathing room. The total surface area of the lungs is approximately equal to the size of a tennis court.

1: Each person has a unique tongue print just like the fingerprints.

Hope you have liked the post. We’ll try to gather and post more hidden and unbelievable facts about human body in our next posts.

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3 Responses to 10 amazing facts about Human Body

  1. Gunjan March 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    It’s JUST AWESOME!!!

  2. barbara April 3, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    ISN’T GOD JUST WONDERFUL TO CREATE US AS WE ARE. EACH ONE DIFFERENT.

    • matthew April 19, 2013 at 6:18 am #

      when we think how great we creatures are(humans) i marvel how extraordinary the creator God is. He is you know, just awesome

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