12 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Own Body

12 Shocking Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Own Body

There are so many amazing facts you don’t know about your own body. Here are the top 12.

1)  Height

Your height changes as the time changes. When you wake up in the morning you’re one inch taller. This happens as when you’re asleep fluids seep in your spinal discs and makes you taller but the stress of moving around all day releases the fluids making you shorter again.

2) Tickling

When someone else tickles the immediate reaction unknowingly is laughter and excitement. But when you tickle yourself or someone else tickles you but you know it then the reaction is quite the opposite.  This is because your brain anticipates expected tickles and their effect is null while the unexpected ones really crack you up.

3) Brain

People say wisdom comes with age. While this might be the case but we do not get intelligent as we grow old. You burn around 1000 brain cells everyday as your brain keeps working continuously day and night.

4) Breathe

Breathing is a natural process that we don’t notice doing. Breathing through our nostrils properly is quite powerful. Every one of us has encountered that irritating feeling when one side our nose is blocked and there’s nothing there. Breathing through our left nostril activates the creative part of your  brain and breathing through the right one activates the logical side.

5) Heart

Did you know that in your life you would have pumped enough blood to fill over a dozen super oil tankers. Your heart beats over 2 Billion times in your entire life. Every minute, your  heart pumps about five quarts of blood through a system of vessels that’s over 60,000 miles long.

6) Stomach

Your stomach can digest a wide range of things. The stomach lines itself with mucous as protection to the acid which comes in next. The acid (Hydrogen Chloride) is a very powerful and corrosive acid which is used to treat metals and is also in Aqua Regia (royal water) which is the only liquid which can dissolve gold and platinum.

7) Nose

Do you know that our nose makes over 1 Litre of mucous every day which we swallow without even noticing.  When you have the flu or the common cold or you’re just a little chilly, your heart starts pumping more blood to the nose for keeping it warm and accelerating the mucous production process.

8) Skin

Your skin weight accounts for 15% of your total body weight. Your skin constantly sheds dead cells, about 30,000 to 40,000 cells every minute.  About 1000 bacteria in your skin. Most of the dust in your house is dead skin.

9) Bacteria

The number of bacteria living in our gut is 100 trillion while the number of cells in our body is just 10 trillion. Not all of the bacteria is harmful. Most of them help in breaking down food into simpler components.

10) Body Heat

We humans are warm blooded animals. The heat we generate in 30 minutes could boil about half a gallon of water. Every activity we do results in the formation in some amount of heat. Body heat is essential to survive.

11) Weight

As you gain weight your body forms miles of new blood vessels. Your heart also comes under pressure for pumping blood.  But if you lose weight those vessels will be absorbed back into tissues.

12) Senses

We have told that we have five senses touch, smell, feel, hear, taste. But do you know in reality we have about 9 senses. Like feeling the urge to eat or drink, instinct.


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