#1. The muscles in your eyes focus at least 100,000 times a day. To put this in perspective, that’s like exercising your leg muscles for 50 miles.
#2. There is an ecosystem of bacteria in your belly button the size of a rainforest
#3. You produce enough spit in one lifetime to fill two full swimming pools
#4. Your nose has the ability to remember more than 50,000 different scents
#5. Red blood cells make the entire journey around the body in about 20 seconds
#6. If you were on a completely flat and unending surface, you could see a candle from roughly 30 miles away
#7. Over 90% of our cells originate from fungi and bacteria
#8. People have been known to lift cars and boulders during times of extreme stress while experiencing an adrenaline rush
#9. Each adult body has at least 7 octillion or 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000 atoms
#10. We can distinguish between up to 10 million different colors at any one time
#11. The human body is one of the best long distance runners on the planet. In the past, people used to run after their prey until it finally died from exhaustion.
#12. Our bodies actually glow in the dark. Our eyes are simply not designed to detect that weaker light
#13. As babies, we have 60 more bones than adults
#14. The brain releases the same neurotransmitters and hormones as amphetamines when in love
#15. Bananas share 50% of our DNA
#16. Our brains produce enough electricity to fully power a lightbulb
#17. 10% of our waking life is spent with our eyes closed from blinking
#18. The masseter, or jaw muscle, is the strongest muscle in the human body
#19. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, BlueGene, can manage only .002% of all the functions a human brain could if it were a computer itself
#20. Every second, your body produces 2 million new cells
#21. Human brains have the capacity to read 1,000 words a minute
#22. It may be gross to think about, but we shed at least 40 pounds of skin cells in one lifetime
These amazing facts and more are just a tiny part of the wonder that is the human body. Make sure you take care your little slice of life’s most amazing creation.
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